Eastern Air Lines Flight 512

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Eastern Air Lines Flight 512
Douglas DC-7B, Eastern Air Lines (Historical Flight Foundation) AN1766786.jpg
An Eastern Air Lines DC-7, similar to the one involved in the crash
Accident summary
Date November 30, 1962
Summary Pilot error
Site Idlewild Airport
New York City, United States
Passengers 45
Crew 6
Fatalities 25
Survivors 26 (2 crew, 24 passengers)
Aircraft type Douglas DC-7B
Operator Eastern Airlines
Registration N815D
Flight origin Douglas Airport
Charlotte, North Carolina
Destination Idlewild Airport
New York City, New York

Eastern Air Lines Flight 512 was a DC-7B flying into New York City. On November 30, 1962 it crashed during a go-around after failing to land at Idlewild Airport in the fog. Out of the 51 passengers and crew on board, 25 were fatally injured.

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Coordinates: 40°38′28″N 73°48′25″W / 40.641°N 73.807°W / 40.641; -73.807