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Low fog brings down aircraft

Discussion in 'Trip Experiences' started by Richard Wyeroski, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member III

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    Another nail biter Rich. Glad it worked OK for you and your wife.
    The crash of Eastern 401 was like how did the most sophisticated plane in the world fly itself into the ground.
    Lead to a louder warning when the auto pilot was disengaged rather than a chime obviously not heard over the commotion in the cockpit. The theory was the Captain disengaged the autopilot when he reached across to the F/O's instruments and tried to replace the nose gear bulb and leaned on the yoke which I forget how many pounds of pressure was needed but just putting pressure on the yoke disengaged the autopilot which no one noticed.
    As far as the weird stories about the apparitions of the dead crew members I didn't hear about this to a few years after the crash but my neighbor when I was a teenager worked the ramp for Eastern and swore the stories were true and my cousin who is 10 years older than me was a Flight Attendant for TWA at the time said she heard stories their were siting's on one of their L-1011's. Tuned out that TWA leased the aircraft from Eastern in the summer Eastern's slow season. As the reports continued she told me TWA gave the L-1011 back to Eastern. Had something to do with the below deck galley that survived the crash relativley undamaged and the parts were used on other Eastern aircraft. Borman ordered the parts removed. Allegedly the siting's stopped. There was a book I saw once at an Airport book store "The Ghost of Flight 401" I never bought it but now I may look for it on EBAY. I don't really believe in this stuff myself but might be an interesting read.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    I did read the book “The ghost of flight 401”. It is very interesting and hard to put down.
     

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