W_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5672 times:
I have read it many times, and I believe its true. There too many strange things happening.
(If any of you have not read the book I would seriously recommended it. Its called "The Ghost of Flight 401" about Eastern Airlines 401 that crashed near Miami).
Tristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5663 times:
Hi W A S P I E, that is the book I have read, my other half is into stories of that nature and she has read it, although she is not into aviation she does think there is some truth in the story, I myself am beginning to wonder.
In the end, it appears that the source of the stories was an article in an issue of the Flight Safety Foundation. The article covered the story of an Eastern L-1011 ferry flight where the jet lost one of the two operating engines and the pilot had a challenging landing. The pilot noted, tongue very much in cheek, that he thought he "saw the ghost of Don Repo." This quote, which was obviously a joke, was presented in the Ghost of Flight 401 as fact. Combined with numerous anonymous witnesses and countless tales, the rumors spread throughout the aviation community. Eastern management must have taken the stories somewhat seriously, however. One retired Eastern L-1011 pilot I spoke to said that he had a second officer flying with him on a B-727 for several months in the Spring of '73 who was a self-ordained preacher. "He swore that Frank Borman had paid him to come to Miami and perform an exorcism on #318."