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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
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
Aircraft 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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accident date: 09-02-1979
type: Douglas DC-9-14
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accident date: 09-02-1979
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accident date: 09-02-1979
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
registration: N8910E
 

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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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