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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 4 december 1971
Tijd:13:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: N8943E
Constructienummer: 47166/265
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:10304
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 27
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:EA898
Beschrijving:
An Eastern Air Lines DC-9, N8943E, and a Cessna U206 Super Skywagon, N2110F, collided in flight on the final approach to runway 05, Raleigh-Durham Airport, North Carolina. Both aircraft were in communication with the Tower Control.
The DC-9 landed safely with no injuries to the 23 passengers and four crewmembers. The Cessna crashed and burned on the airport. The pilot and the only passenger in the Cessna were fatally injured.
As a result of the collision, the Cessna became affixed to the landing gear of the DC-9.
Both aircraft were aligned along their longitudinal axis with the main landing gear of the DC-9 impaled in the trailing edges of the wings of the Cessna. The Cessna was transported in this manner for several miles before it fell free and impacted in a near-vertical attitude on the airport.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inadequacy of air traffic control facilities and services in flightpaths of the two aircraft and the configurations physically limited each flightcrew's ability to see and avoid the other aircraft."

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inadequacy of air traffic control facilities and services in flightpaths of the two aircraft and the configurations physically limited each flightcrew's ability to see and avoid the other aircraft."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 123 days (4 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-72-13
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» NTSB/AAR-72/13


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC bedraagt 1123 km (702 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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