Eastern Air Lines Flight 304

Eastern Air Lines Flight 304Tuesday February 25, 1964
The aircraft crashed into Lake Pontchartrain, 19 miles northeast of New Orleans International Airport, shortly after taking off. Mechanical failure. Uncommanded extension of the pitch trim compensator. Degradation of aircraft stability characteristics in turbulence, because of abnormal longitudinal trim component positions. Malfunctioning pitch trim compensator.

Crash Details

DateTuesday February 25, 1964
LocationLake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana
Passengers51
Crew7
Fatalities58
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-21
OperatorEastern Air Lines
RegistrationN8607
Flight OriginMexico City
Flight Destination New Orleans
Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana
Eastern Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-21
1964