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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 9 February 1979
Time:17:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-14
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N8910E
C/n / msn: 45771/58
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami-Dade Collier Airport, FL (TNT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Miami-Dade Collier Airport, FL (TNT/KTNT), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami-Dade Collier Airport, FL (TNT/KTNT), United States of America
Narrative:
The left wing struck the ground during a simulated no. 1 engine failure. The right wing hit the ground and the aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
copilot - improper operation of flight controls
copilot - lack of familiarity with aircraft
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - simulated conditions

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0016


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