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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 28 June 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N808D
C/n / msn: 44859/614
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
Eastern Air Lines DC-7B N808D had just returned from a training flight and taxied to the maintenance hangar. Near the hangar the airplane collided with a parked Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-1049 (N6212C). Fuel leaked and a massive fire erupted.

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Sources:
» Holland Evening Sentinel, 1957-06-29


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