Airplane Crash - Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana 02/25/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana


Date02/25/1964
Time02:06
LocationLake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana
OperatorEastern Air Lines
Flight #304
RouteMexico City - New Orleans - New York City
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-21
RegistrationN8607
Cn/In45428/61
Aboard58
Fatalities58
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Lake Pontchartrain, 19 miles northeast of New Orleans International Airport, shortly after taking off. Mechanical failure. Uncommanded extension of the pitch trim compensator. Degradation of aircraft stability characteristics in turbulence, because of abnormal longitudinal trim component positions. Malfunctioning pitch trim compensator.

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