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Datum:Montag 17 März 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N496A
Werknummer: 14244
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Melbourne, FL (MLB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL, USA
Flug nach:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), USA
Unfallbericht:
On finals to Melbourne, the left main undercarriage struck an unmarked pile of gravel at the approach end of the runway. On rollout the landing gear leg collapsed. The Martin 4-0-4 caught fire and burned.

Informationsquelle:
» Meriden Journal - Mar 17, 1958


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Distance from Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 273 km (171 miles).

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