OK, here's a strange question.
About 4 years ago, I was having a discussion with a co-worker and he was telling me that he was on a flight into JFK
during a heavy thunderstorm. They dropped violently and then the engines punched in and the pilot said they were heading to EWR
. When they got off the plane, they saw on the TV
that a plane had crashed @ JFK
......obviously, Eastern 66.
From my knowledge, a Flying Tigers DC-8 reported a very strong wind shear along the approach to 22L. Then an Eastern L-1011 nearly crashed before heading to EWR
. Two more planes landed before Eastern 66 began its ill-fated approach.
So, I'm wondering if my co-worker was on that Eastern L-1011. He said he was coming from the Bahamas. Was the Eastern L-1011 the only divert to EWR
before the crash? I couldn't quite tell from the story if they diverted because of weather or the crash itself. Anyone know where that L-1011 was coming from.....because if it was NAS
, that would confirm my suspicion.
[Edited 2013-01-02 16:57:00]