It was 30 years ago today (on Friday night, December 29, 1972, @ 11:42 PM, Florida time) that Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011-1 Tri-Star, crashed into The Everglades near MIA.
Hard to believe it's been 3 decades since this tragedy. I can recall it well.
Anybody else have memories of this accident?
There's not one photo of Eastern's doomed Tri-Star (N310EA) in the A.Net database. But, considering she only flew for 4 months after delivery, I guess that's not too surprising.
It was a very rare loss of the durable L-1011.
Ironically, N310EA had an MSN of "1011".
Not many 1011 accidents in more than thirty years of continuous service. ......
The chilling CVR transcript ...... http://www.planecrashinfo.com/cvr721229.htm