Plane Crash: EAL Flight 304 (1964)
|Birthname||Eastern Air Line Flight 304|
|born on||25 February 1964 at 02:06 (= 02:06 AM )|
|Place||Slidell, Louisiana, 30n17, 89w47|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°45' 08°03 Asc. 22°08'|
Eastern Air Lines Flight 304 was a Douglas DC-8 flying from New Orleans International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport that crashed on February 25, 1964. All 51 passengers and 7 crew were killed. Among the dead were American opera singer and actor Kenneth Lee Spencer and Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux, a women's and human rights activist and member of the French delegation to the United Nations.
Flight 304, which had originated in Mexico City, left New Orleans International Airport for Atlanta at 2:01 a.m., Central Standard Time, and disappeared from radar at 2:10 a.m. Visibility was good, although there was a light rain. The winds were calm. The Coast Guard and other searchers sighted the wreckage around dawn in Lake Pontchartrain, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of New Orleans.
The subsequent investigation concluded that the jet crashed into Lake Pontchartrain en route due to "degradation of aircraft stability characteristics in turbulence, because of abnormal longitudinal trim component positions."
- Mundane : Disasters : Accidents