- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 30, 1962
Time: 21:45
Location: New York, New York
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 512
Route: Charlotte - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DC-7B
Registration: N815D
cn / ln: 45084/711
Aboard: 51   (passengers:45  crew:6)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:21  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was 1,000 ft past the ILS touchdown point and at an altitude of 25 ft. when a loss of visual reference caused the crew to abandon their approach. The landing gear was retracted, 20 degrees flaps selected and climb power applied. At 3,500 ft. from the threshold, in a 6 degree left bank and speed of 135 knots the No. 1 and 2 propellers struck the ground. The aircraft hit a mound of earth and broke up. Crew failed to follow approved procedures. Technique employed by the crew during abandonment of the approach under fog conditions that were not adequately reported.
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