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N310EA at JFK August 1972
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N310EA at ATL July 1972
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Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group Lecture Schedule
July 24th 2009: Airliners International 2009 Orlando, Florida October 21st 2009: Miami Maintenance Management Council, Miami Florida January 5th 2010:U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Opa locka, Miami, Florida. Unit Safety Standown Guest Speakers January 10th 2010: Airliners Photo International Miami, Florida
Based in Miami, Florida, the group is comprised of the survivors from Eastern Airlines Flt 401, which crashed into the Florida Everglades on the night of December 29th 1972. Of which 103 passengers and crew died and 75 passengers and crew survived
The December 29th 1972 Crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Lockheed L-1011 N310EA (s/n 1011)
This Blogspot is dedicated to the those who died, those who survived and the countless of lives that were touched and effected even to this day by the crash of Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011-1, aircraft N310EA, while operating as flight 401 from (JFK) to (MIA) on the night of December 29th 1972. The crash of flight 401 became the world's first jumbo jet airliner accident when it crashed into the Florida Everglades. Despite the tremendous lost from the ashes of Flight 401 arose the training / standard concept known through out and among the worlds airlines and crews as Crew Resource Management (CRM). Our effort is to raise awarness to the crash, its established heritage to CRM and toward the creation of a Memorial to those who became bright stars among the dark Decemeber Florida Sky on that fateful night.
A Few Of The Survivors From EAL Flight 401
From Left to Right: Ron Infantino (Passenger), Mercedes Ruiz (Flight Attendant), Beverly Rasposa (Flight Attendant) and Jan (Minguzzi) Coviello (Passenger).
Mr. Robert "Bud" Marquis
The Angel of the Everglades, The First Civilian Rescuer "CLICK PHOTO" For Pod Cast Story
The Crash of Eastern Airlines 401 Website
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Robert A. Loft
Captain Flight 401
Flight Crew Data: CAPTAIN
Name: Robert A. Loft FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Number 4438 Total Flight Time: 29,700 Flight Hours Total Time in Type (L-1011-1) 280 Flight Hours
Albert J. Stockstill
First Officer Flight 401
Flight Crew Data: First Officer
Name: Albert J. Stockstill FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Number: 1311877 FAA Flight Engineer Certificate Number: 1547248 Total Flight Time: 5,800 Flight Hours Total Time in Type (L-1011-1) 306 Flight Hours
Flight Engineer Flight 401
Flight Crew Data: Flight Engineer
Name: Donald L. Repo FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Number: 1752535 FAA Flight Engineer Certificate Number: 1327804 FAA Airframe & Poweplant A&P Certificate Number: 291795 Total Flight Time: 15,700 Flight Hours Total Time in Type (L-1011-1) 53 Flight Hours
Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Cabin Crew
National Transportation Safety Board NTSB
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The Crash Site of Eastern Airlines Flight 401
Located at: 25.51'53"N 80.35'43"W 7 Miles Due North of Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), Slightly 7 Miles Due West of Krome Avenue (Then SR 71) Miami-Dade County Miami, Florida.
Air Boats and Helicopters The Tools of The First Responders in 1972
A great many lives rescued on the night of the December 29th 1972 crash are owed to the use of Air Boats and Helicopters. One notable man who was the first at the site was Bullfrog "Bud" Marquis. Bud's presence out there that night while hunting for frogs resulted in the saving of many lives. HH-52A Helicopters from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station at Opa Locka Airport and H-34J's "Choctaw" from the U.S.A.F 301th Air Reserve Rescue Squadron (ARRS) based at Homestead Air Force Base also provided the life saving Air Rescue capabilities.
Our Support toward the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group
The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group of Miami under the leadership of its Founder & CEO Benny F. Benitez, as well as its subsidiary group know as the Digital Aircraft Factory being headed up by its Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood are supporting the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group through the establishment of this blogspot and through their personal and professional assistance and contributions.
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As the Chief Aviation Artist for the Digital Aircraft Factory, Catherine Smallwood, CFI, CFII, MEL Gold Seal FAA Flight Instructor, brings Hollywood grade special effect software to create one of kind aviation adverstisements by creating digital aircraft models of any kind. Tel: (423) 741-1742 Email: email@example.com CLICK LOGO for Blogspot
Supporting and Contributing Companies of The EAL Flight 401 Tribute Group Links.
The Above Supporters of the EAL Flight 401 Tribute Group
The above Links represents the various Companies and Groups who have taken time to assist the effort of the EAL Flight 401 Tribute Group through their generous donations, their time, talent and materials. We extend our sincere thanks an apperication to all of them and invite you to visit their sites so as to learn of their capabilities and services.
The Lockheed L-1011 Production Run
During its Production Run Lockheed Produced a Total of 250 L-1011 Tri-Stars. The Production Break Down is as Follows: 123ea. L-1011-1's, 35ea. L-1011-200's, 19ea. L-1011-50's, 2ea. L-1011-250's, 21ea. L-1011-100's, 50ea. L-1011-500's
Rolls Royce RB211-22C Turbo Fan Engines Installed Onto N310EA
N310EA had the following Rolls Royce engines Installed on the date of the crash: Position One: (ESN-10071 Total Hours 807 Total Cycles 403 Installed 30th October 1972), Position Two: (ESN-10073 Total Hours 1,144 Total Cycles 623 Installed 14th December 1972), Position Three: (ESN-10061 Total Hours 711 Total Cycles 686 Installed 8th December 1972)
Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star General Aircraft Technical Information
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Florida Air Boat Association
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami
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Sikorsky Rescue HH-52A "Sea Guard" Helicopter
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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
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In Loving Memory of "Robert L. Marquis" The Angel of the Everglades 1929-2009
The blogspot has been created and is maintained by the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group in the memories of those who died onboard flight 401 on Friday December 29th 1972