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Old 07-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #757
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Lightbulb Eastern Air Lines Flight 212

Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 was an Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-9-31, carrying 78 passengers and four crew, operating as a scheduled flight from Charleston, South Carolina to Chicago, Illinois, with an intermediate stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. On the morning of September 11, 1974, while conducting an instrument approach in dense ground fog into Douglas Municipal Airport (now called Charlotte/Douglas International Airport), Charlotte, North Carolina, the aircraft crashed just short of the runway, killing 71 on board.. 13 people survived the initial impact, including the co-pilot and one flight attendant who walked away with no serious injuries; however, 3 more ultimately died from severe burn injuries.. One of the initial survivors died of injuries 29 days after the accident.. Among those who died were the father and two older brothers of future American comedian Stephen Colbert; Navy Rear Admiral Charles W. Cummings, acting commandant of the 6th Naval District; 3 executives of Charleston's The Post and Courier – production manager Lewis Weston, circulation manager Charles McDonald, and mail room supervisor Jack Sanders – television anchorman Wayne Seal of WCIV in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina; and John Merriman, news editor for the CBS Evening News..Summary Pilot error..Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline from 1926 to 1991... Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida... Bob, I got a bad feeling on this one, all right?. I mean I got a bad feeling!. I don't think I'm gonna make it outta here!. D'ya understand what I'm sayin' to you?...
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