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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1974-3-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM