The story of the fatal crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401 and the ghosts that were spotted after the crash on other Eastern Airline flights.
On the cold winter evening of December 29, 1972, Eastern Airlines aircraft number 310 rested quietly on the dimly lit jet parking area outside New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal One. The airplane was a new Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, - the pride of Eastern's fleet. Eastern Air Lines named their fleet of L-1011s "Whisperliners."
At 11:43 PM came an ominous message from another aircraft in the area; "Ah, Miami tower this is National 611, we just saw a big explosion, looks like it was out west. I don't know what it means, but I thought you should know."
The plane was traveling 227 miles per hour when it flew into the ground. The left wingtip hit first, then the left engine and the left landing gear. Together they slashed three trails through the saw grass, each five feet wide and more than 100 feet long. When the main part of the fuselage hit the ground it continued to move through the grass and water, disintegrating as it went. From first impact to last movement the Whisperliner traveled more than one third of a mile. Midway along the path, the plane slewed around until it was sliding backward. The great white fuselage burst into five large pieces and countless fragments.
The following is a collection of different articles, factoids, and external links that relate to this story.
A flight attendant who was aboard the plane during the crash. Beverly did several heroic things such as sing Christmas carols to help keep survivors calm, and to tell everyone not to light a match due to the smell of jet fuel.
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