Eastern Air Lines Flight 512

Eastern Air Lines Flight 512Friday November 30, 1962
The aircraft was 1,000 ft past the ILS touchdown point and at an altitude of 25 ft. when a loss of visual reference caused the crew to abandon their approach. The landing gear was retracted, 20 degrees flaps selected and climb power applied. At 3,500 ft. from the threshold, in a 6 degree left bank and speed of 135 knots the No. 1 and 2 propellers struck the ground. The aircraft hit a mound of earth and broke up. Crew failed to follow approved procedures. Technique employed by the crew during abandonment of the approach under fog conditions that were not adequately reported.

Crash Details

DateFriday November 30, 1962
LocationNew York, New York
Passengers45
Crew6
Fatalities25
Survivors26
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7B
OperatorEastern Air Lines
RegistrationN815D
Flight OriginCharlotte
Flight Destination New York City
New York, New York
Eastern Air Lines
Douglas DC-7B
1962