Paranormal investigators requested numerous times to be allowed onboard the aircraft to see if anything could be recorded. The explanation soon became clear: the apparitions were always on aircraft that contained equipment salvaged from Flight 401. This shook them up so much they cancelled the flight. One crewmember who saw Repo was a flight engineer who was doing his routine pre-flight inspection on a L-1011 that had salvaged parts from Flight 401. And the media did the rest! The flight reached Mexico City safely, but on the return leg problems began with the starboard engine. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins? While Cimoli's ghost seems terrifying at first, each crew eventually realizes that the spirit is warning them of impending disasters. It is hard to believe that this story is totally fabricated.
Passengers also reported seeing strange things. I worked in Terminal One where Eastern was based and lot of their crew members had the book wrapped in brown paper because their brass frowned on them reading the book. At no point were they made aware of what they were holding. Not one to panic, she briskly made her way to the front to get another stewardess and the aircrafts engineer to come with her to take a look. I saw a lady in my ho e in 1972.
Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident, but the crew were understandably very shaken after what they had seen in the oven door. Stockstill: We're still at 2,000 feet, right? He wrote two plays -- The Pink Elephant, which opened in 1953, and Love Me Little, which opened in 1958, both on Broadway. Fuller's 1976 book The Ghost of Flight 401, which revealed that those four years had been filled with incidents of flight crew being startled by apparitions of Loft and Repo appearing on board other Eastern Air Lines planes. The crash occurred while the entire cockpit crew was preoccupied with a burnt-out landing gear indicator light. It was interesting, but a diversion from the story I wanted to read. The appearance of the dead Flight Engineer Repo …was confirmed by the Flight Engineer.
Marquis received burns to his face, arms, and legs—a result of spilled jet fuel from the crashed TriStar—but continued shuttling people in and out of the crash site that night and the next day. By now, many stewardesses and crew had witnessed something paranormal on flights, but decided to get extremely tough on anyone who engaged in spreading rumors of paranormal activity. The location was west-northwest of Miami, 18. But when they took off, one of the two remaining engines flamed out, forcing them to make an emergency landing on just one engine. The Ghost of Flight 401 is a song written and recorded by for his second solo album 1979.
The approach controller cleared the flight to climb to 2,000 feet 610 m , and then hold west over the Everglades. When this happened, these mysterious apparitions ceased and were never seen again. When the main part of the fuselage hit the ground, it continued to move through the grass and water, breaking up as it went. If not, I am suspect of the stories, The bigger implications go all the way back to Jesus and the foundation of Christianity. Urban legends, folklore, or something otherworldly actually perceived by a select few? Only small fragments of metal marked the wingtip's first contact, followed 49 feet 15 m further on by three massive 115 feet 35 m swaths cut through the mud and sawgrass by the aircraft's extended undercarriage before two of the legs were sheared off. The flight departed at 9:20 pm and crew and passengers enjoyed a routine flight until 11:32 pm. Fourteen survivors had various degrees of burns.
Silly or not, the thought that nothing good could come from it, would be the prevailing thought. The Ghost of Flight 401 was based on the tragic Eastern Air Lines airplane crash in December 1972, and the alleged supernatural events which followed; it was eventually turned into a popular 1978 made-for-television movie. In the 1970s, searching for images on Google did not yet exist. As he did so, he noticed a captain in full uniform and went over for a conversation. The breakdown and subsequent emergency landing did in fact happen, and was covered in a tongue-in-cheek brief in the journal of the Flight Safety Foundation. Fuller could have said whatever he wanted about the condition of the wreckage, and nobody would have any reason to doubt him. Then, it dropped 100 feet 30 m , and then again flew level for two more minutes, after which it began a descent so gradual it could not be perceived by the crew.
Loft accidentally nudged the control yoke, perhaps with his knee, while turning around to speak to Repo, and the autopilot mode was one which followed whatever pitch the pilot set with the yoke. Despite numerous appeals, she received no response and went to talk to the flight supervisor, who also had no luck with the captain. On December 29, 1972, the serving the flight crashed into the , causing 101 fatalities. But one other very important thing we learn from Serling's history of Eastern Air Lines is that the central claim of Fuller's book — that ghosts accompanied the salvaged pieces of Flight 401 installed in other planes — is false. New York: Dial Press, 1980.
It is interesting to note here that even though Eastern publicly denied their planes were haunted they quietly removed all the salvaged parts from their L-1011 fleet. But fortunately, it is not the only source available to us. Another multiple sighting occurred when a woman passenger reported her concern to a flight attendant that the man sitting next to her wearing a Eastern Airlines uniform was pale and unresponsive. For me, the reason behind this story seems to be a senior executive anticipating the winding up of the Airline and trying to expedite his redunducy payout. It is said that this is the reason Loft and Repo haunted Flight 401 — to keep future flights safe from human error. So when the plane gradually lost altitude they were preoccupied and failed to notice the alert sound their flight instrument made, which indicated they had dropped 200 feet warning them to correct their altitude.
Fuller's claims that Eastern executives tried to bully their employees into silence about the ghosts led them to nearly file suit against the publisher, but Borman nixed the plan, rightly feeling that doing so would give the book even more publicity. Another incident occurred when one of the L-1011 passenger planes that had been fitted with salvaged parts was due for take-off. Fuller, the best-selling author of , carried out an exhaustive investigation into the hauntings with the aid of several cautious airline personnel. Could the sightings be simple cases of illusion, fueled by overhearing the stories claimed by others? By now the ghostly stories had been circulating round the company and the crew were reluctant to look. Absolutely how not to investigate extraordinary claim! When she finally looked, the cloud was forming into a clear face; half solid, half misty. If these pilots did appear as if they were real, we have another instance of a return to life similar to the stories of Jesus. Flashlights are now standard equipment near jumpseats and all jumpseats are outfitted with shoulder harnesses.