At the time of flight 401, crm was not a developed system and so the crew did not have the opportunity of developing the same effective teamwork skills as modern pilots. Eastern air lines named their fleet of l1011s whisperliners. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes through the events leading up to the crash, the crash itself, and the rescue effort afterwards. It was a routine flight, leisurely touching down in miami. This message board is intended for serious discussions of the december 29th, 1972 crash of eastern airlines flight 401. Eastern air lines flight 401 was a scheduled flight from new york to miami. Shortly before midnight on december 29, 1972, the lockheed l10111 tristar crashed into the florida everglades, causing 101 fatalities. The ghosts of flight 401 confessions of a trolley dolly. Perhaps the most extraordinary and credible research into the ghost phenomenon ever documented is the socalled ghosts of flight 401. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircrafts. Click download or read online button to get the ghost of flight 401 book now. If you are a survivor or relative, please make sure to include your email address when posting. Eastern air lines flight 401 project gutenberg self.
This led to a book and a tv movie on the issue of ghosts of flight 401. Im wondering, though, if you are planning on including some stories ghost stories, of course regarding the crash. The ghost of flight 401, and later in rob and sarah elders 1977 book, crash. The reasons for the crash are explored as well as the process of rescuing the survivors. There were 163 passengers and crew members on board. Eastern air lines flight 401 was a lockheed l1011 tristar 1 jet that crashed into the.
The pages were badly worn and had obviously been passed around and handled a lot. Like so many such cases, its exploitation of a tragedy for financial gain and publicity was disrespectful to both the victims and the survivors. Years ago, i read the book about flight 401s ghosts and for the life of me, i cant really remember how the story went i cant even remember the correct title of the book. The ghost of flight 401 was a book of nearly pure fiction, as was the tv movie that followed it.
There is a harrowing account of the drawnout and difficult rescue. The captain, along with one of 2 flight crew members, two of 10 flight attendants and 97 of 163 passengers, died. Her attention was drawn to a book i was reading about flying saucers. All three pilots, two of 10 flight attendants, and 96 of 163 passengers died, while 75. I read tons of online articles and ended up ordering this very short, nonfiction book. Clearly the crew had no clear indication of a critical situation prior to impact as they made no radio communications declaring an emergency or. Eastern air lines flight 401 mayday tv show wiki fandom. But before we begin this spooky tale, we must first go back to december 29, 1972 on board eastern airlines flight 401. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used.
These stories were told in paranormal author john g. Offtopic, inappropriate or anonymous posts may be removed. The ghost of flight 401 1976 is based on the eastern air lines flight 401 lockheed tristar jet crash into the florida everglades in december 1972, and the alleged supernatural events which followed the fatal accident. Kennedy international airport, ny jfk to miami international airport, fl mia. On december of 1972, an eastern airlines tristar jetliner, flight 401, crashed into a florida swamp. This left four passengers in the flight deck for the remainder of the flight. Crash of eastern airlines flight 401 fresh gas flow. Crash also known as the crash of flight 401 is a madefortv docudrama released in 1978, based on the true story of the first crash of a widebody aircraft, that of eastern airlines flight 401, a lockheed l1011 tristar which crashed in the florida everglades near miami on the night of december 29, 1972. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft.
Most believe their presence was a result of the fact that eastern airlines, to save money, used salvaged parts from this crashed plane. The ghost of flight 401 download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl. In the 1970s, tales of such ghostly apparitions flew around the usa and the airline world. The airplane operated on a flight from new yorkjohn f. See more ideas about airline flights and flight attendant.
Something a flight attendant had put together for other flight attendants. The pilot, bob loft on the left, and flight engineer don. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. With ernest borgnine, gary lockwood, tina chen, kim basinger. This book is about ghostly encounters of the crew from eastern airlines flight 401 that crashed in 1972, in the florida everglades. Passengers, cabin crew, pilots, flight engineers, even top airline executives, all claimed to have seen something while travelling on some eastern airlines aircraft. Parts were salvaged from the crashed plane and reused in other l1011s.
The flight was uneventful until the approach to miami. On the day of the crash, flight 401 was operated using a lockheed l10111. An aircraft crashes in the florida everglades, killing 101 passengers. When flight 401 crashed, sections of the aircraft survived the impact. The crash of flight 401 was the first accident involving the new generation of jumbo jets and brought about questions of the safety of the aircraft design and the new automated systems. Although names and specifics were left out, it was obvious that this was a.
Eastern airlines flight 401, holding 163 passengers, broke through the clouds, taking off from john f. The book looks at the people who where flying on the plane that fateful night, both the passengers and the crew. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fullers 1976 book, the ghost of flight 401, eastern employees who reported sightings. The nook book ebook of the the ghost of flight 401 by john g. Flight crews of other tristar aircraft started to see apparitions of the dead crew of. The film more or less follows the true events of the crash, although the.
William shatner adrienne barbeau edward albert 1978 a factbased account of. There were 101 fatalities, and at the time, it was the seconddeadliest singleaircraft disaster in the the united states. It made reference to the 401 crash and how that some flight crews were seeing ghosts from the 401 crash. The ghost of flight 401 kindle edition by fuller, john g. After selecting gear down, the nosegear light didnt indicate down and locked. L1011, n310ea, miami, florida, december 29, 1972 pdf. A lockheed l101851 tristar 1 passenger plane, registered n310ea, was destroyed in an accident at everglades, fl, united states of america. The engineer and second officer for flight 401 was donald louis repo, a man who. On the cold winter evening of december 29, 1972, eastern airlines aircraft number 310 rested quietly on the dimly lit jet parking area outside new yorks john f. I was already pretty familiar with the details of the crash of flight 401 and the stories of ghostly. Ghosts of flight 401 strange unexplained mysteries.
Book printed material jazz on the screen a jazz and blues filmography filmography. The crash of eastern air lines flight 401 41 years ago sunday, the first crash of a widebody aircraft and, at the time, the second deadliest singleaircraft disaster in the u. Eastern air lines flight 401, operated by a fourmonthold lockheed l1011, registration n310ea, carrying 163 passengers and crewmembers, departed new yorkjfk at 21. On december 29, 1972, eastern air lines flight 401 crashes into the florida everglades, resulting. The first officer and copilot, bert stockstill, flew the plan. Official eastern air lines flight 401 history, photos, survivors and. The crash of flight 401, and the lessons for your company. The fourmonthold l1011 tristar jet crashed into the florida everglades on december 29, 1972 at. Eastern airlines flight 401 crash investigation, findings and passenger list official eastern air lines flight 401 history, photos, survivors and tribute. For a year and a half after flight 401 went down, both crew members and passengers reported seeing the deceased captain robert loft and flight engineer donald repo on other l1011 flights. Originally made for television and based on true events from 1972, the story concerns an airline crash in the everglades and the courageous adventures of the 73 survivors. Rare tv movies flight 401 double feature 1978 for sale in. Flight crews and passengers on other similar aircraft in the eastern air lines fleet came forward with stories of sightings of bob loft and don repo.
The story of the worlds first crash of a jumbo jet as told by survivors. My favorite parts the were eyewitness accounts of ghostsightings of victims of crash 401 on. At the time, it was one of the worst civil aviation disasters the country had ever seen. The first crash of a widebody airliner provided a strong catalyst for the development of crm systems, and has served as a strong example for the benefits of crm training. And such was the strange case involving the ghosts of flight 401. Lessons learnt from the crash of eastern 401 frequent. Parts were salvaged from these and were installed in other aircraft and this may have fuelled the ghost stories. Not long after the devastating crash, stories began to emerge in the eastern air lines community of unexplained encounters with some of the crew from flight 401. Official eastern air lines flight 401 history, photos. In the days and weeks following the crash of eastern airlines flight 401, recovery efforts captivated the nation, and perhaps because of its iconic, unforgiving, alligatorriddled crash site, the event has remained seared in the memories of floridians for decades. Crews aboard planes using those parts sometimes reported seeing ghosts of dead flight 401 crew members, particularly pilot bob loft.
Grounding the ghost of flight 401 skeptoid podcast. There were 101 people killed in the crash, most were killed immediately but a few died a little later of their injuries. Last images of flight attendants of eastern airline flight. Based on fullers book, it focused on the ghost sightings surrounding the aftermath. The ghosts that followed flight 401 ozy a modern media.
An aircraft crashes in the florida everglades, killing 103 passengers. Eastern air lines aircraft 310ea seen here a lockheed l1011 crashed on december 29, 1972, 18. A tv movie the ghost of flight 401, was aired in february 1978. I bought this book after watching air crash investigations on tv, the sad story of the crash of a lockheed tristar known as flight 401 in the miami everglades. Soon passengers and crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the. Eastern air lines flight 401 was a lockheed l10111 tristar jet that crashed into the florida everglades at 11. Ztro mechanics were contracted by dominicana to perform the required maintenance on the no. The pilots and the flight engineer, two of 10 flight attendants, and 96 of 163 passengers died. Flight crews of other tristar aircraft started to see apparitions of the dead crew of 401 warning them of problems with their own aircraft. Eastern air lines flight 401 left new yorks jfk airport, bound for miami international airport, on december 29, 1972. Immediately after takeoff, warren terry, the deadheading pilot who occupied one of the jump seats in the cockpit, moved to an empty seat in first class.
Its a great source for many of the facts surrounding the crash. Eastern airlines flight 401 is a classic case study of aviation human factors that im sure many of you are familiar with but one that deserves revisiting. Lessons learnt from the crash of eastern 401 flightaware. The flight was under the command of captain robert loft, 55, a veteran eastern airline plot. Eastern airlines flight 401 aviation human factors accident. For copies of the 1978 madefortv movie titled crash, go to ebay. Flight 401 the ghost crew of eastern air lines paranorms. The crash was documented in rob and sarah elders 1977 book crash.1041 69 1366 500 441 1343 1261 982 1256 75 1098 901 673 394 642 834 621 1078 976 201 1302 644 212 383 254 853 461 1314 74 957 1121 143 355 634 236 1052 140 523 438 436 1324 1311 379 781 1022 1102