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User currently offlineTony From France, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (17 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3316 times:

Hello everybody!

I was reading the L-1011 Book by Philip Britsles and at the end of this excellent section of accidents involving Trisstars-and the one caught my interest was the Eastern L-1011 N310EA crash in Florida Everglades in 1972.

Because N310EA's parts wer mostly intact, they were used for another production Tristar-the Eastern N318EA (now retired CX CR-HUI???) and passengers and crews have see apprition of Bb Loft and Don Repo.

I can only see these info, and can anyone one tell me more about this? Is there a book on this?

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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

I know a lot about this crash. Tell me what do you want exactly, so I can respond to you.

And what do you trying to say??? Pax and crews have see apritiation of Robert Loft and Don Repo???? Loft died in that crash, it was his foult, he didnt pay attention to control panel and he wasnt monitoring instruments like he supposed to. Repo was just flight enginer who escaped from the aircraft after impact..


User currently offlineFly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (17 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

yea,....there is a book.....The Ghost of Flight 401 by John G. Fuller. Supposedly the FA's working in the lower deck galley have seen Repo's head in the galley, etc... interesting book. When it first came out (a while ago) Eastern ordered it off of the shelves...(so I've been told) see if Amazon.com has it....?!

good flying...


User currently offlineClipped Wings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I was an FA with Eastern for 7 years and have flown on their L1011's, including N318EA, and have never seen anything suspicious.

User currently offlineMech From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (17 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I worked HUI many times in the belly and MEC and no ghosts, only cucarachas........

User currently offlineKiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (17 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Fly777UAl is correct about the book by John Fuller. Along with Don Repo, Angelo Donadeo, an deadheading EAL tech. specialist on the 1011, escaped the wreckage. Donadeo was luckier than Repo and survived. If anyone knows his whereabouts..please email me. I'm curious to know if he resumed his EAL job.

PS....I spoke with a few Kiwi flight attendants, who had previously worked for EAL. They both said that they know collegues who, to this day, stick to their accounts of seeing apparitions in the lower galleys on the 1011.....

User currently offlineSKYLINER 747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (17 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

There was also a made for TV movie in the late 70's or early 80's called "The Ghost of Flight 401." There is a great account of the crash in "Air Disaster 1" by Macarthur Job.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1962 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (17 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Someone asked about the whereabouts of the survivor in the cockpit. A guy who lives down the road from me used to be an EAL mechanic. That Donadeo guy was his supervisor and according to him, continued his career with Eastern all the way to the end of the company. i don't know if this means until the strike or until the permanent shut down, but he said he definitely returned and was even going to write a book on the crash,

User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (17 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

I've read the book and flown on N318EA, and it was a very routine flight.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA

Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
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