SAR STUDY OF EASTERN AIRLINES FLIGHT 401 CRASH
At approximately 2340R 29 December 1972, Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed 1011, with 178 persons on board, crashed in the Everglades 18 miles west of Miami International Airport. The aircraft was completely demolished, with wreckage, bodies, and survivors strewn over a wide area. Because of the magnitude of the rescue operation and of the medical emergency caused the study resulted in a number of recommendations concerning preparations for Coast Guard response to future cases of this magnitude. The study and the action to be taken thereon are considered of servicewide interest.
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20593
- Publication Date: 1974-3-6
- Pagination: 72 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft crashes; Ambulances; Civil aircraft; Crash landing; Flight; Medical services; Night; Passenger aircraft; Search and rescue operations; Swamps
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard
- Old TRIS Terms: Night flight; Readiness
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00092007
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM