Date: May 05, 1983
Time: 09:15
Location: En route Miami, FL - Nassau, Bahamas
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 855
Route: Miami, FL - Nassau, Bahamas
AC Type: Lockheed L-1011
Registration: N334EA
cn / ln: 1141
Aboard: 172   (passengers:162  crew:10)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:0  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Procedural error by maintenance crew caused O-ring seal to be left off all three engines, causing all oil to leak out in flight. One engine shut down at first sign of trouble, followed by failure of other two engines. First engine restarted at an altitude of 3,000 feet and ran long enough to make a safe landing at Miami 9 minutes later.

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