Precursors

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 was a Lockheed L-1011 jet that crashed into the Florida Everglades on the night of December 29, 1972, causing 101 fatalities (77 initial crash survivors, two died shortly afterward). The crash was a controlled flight into terrain as a result of the flight crew's failure to monitor the flight instruments during a malfunction of the landing gear position indicator system. While this crash was not the result of fuel starvation, this crash was similar to the Flight 173 crash as the crew of Flight 401 was occupied with a gear position light malfunction and did not properly monitor the flight path of the aircraft as it descended into the terrain.

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