Eastern Airlines Inc., Flight 212 Accident Collection, 1974
The Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Flight 212, Accident Collection consists of items relating to the September 1974 accident in Charlotte. It includes 3 notebooks documenting the crash. One notebook belonged to Sgt. Stegall of the Mecklenburg County Police. Materials are in good condition and dated 1974.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
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On September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Flight 212, crashed just short of the runway at Douglas Municipal Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. En route from Charleston to Charlotte, the flight’s concluding destination was supposed to be Chicago. Thick fog reduced visibility, and on approach, the aircraft slammed into the ground, skidded, ran into thick woods, and burst into flames. Of the 82 occupants, thirteen survived the initial crash and fire. Three succumbedto their injuries in the days following the accident.During the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation, it was determined that the probable cause of the accident was “the flight crew’s lack of altitude awareness at critical points during the approach due to poor cockpit discipline in that the crew did not follow prescribed procedures.”
This collection contains photographs, newspaper articles, and notebooks relating to the crash. Materals dated 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.
WSOC-TV. “Remembering Charlotte Eastern Airlines Crash 40 Years Later.” http://www.wsoctv.com/news/special-reports/remembering-charlotte-eastern-airlines-crash-40-ye/113528106
Materials are in good condition.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, 2019.
- Aircraft accidents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Airlines Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Eastern Air Lines
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Transportation Subject Source: Local sources
- Eastern Airlines Inc., Flight 212 Accident Collection, 1974
- Sydney Carroll
- Language of description
- Script of description
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