AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT. EASTERN AIR LINES, INC., DOUGLAS DC-9-31, N8984E, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 11, 1974

About 0734 e.d.t., on September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Flight 212, crashed 3.3 statute miles short of runway 36 at Douglas Municipal Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina. The flight was conducting a VOR DME nonprecision approach in visibility restricted by patchy dense ground fog. Of the 82 persons aboard the aircraft, 11 survived the accident. One survivor died of injuries 29 days after the accident. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and fire. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the flightcrew's lack of altitude awareness at critical points during the approach due to poor cockpit discipline in that the crew did not follow prescribed procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-9, File-1-0020
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM