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    The Ghosts of Eastern Flight 401 SCARY TRUE STORY

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 26:21


    The Ghosts of Eastern Flight 401 SCARY TRUE STORYIn December 1972, there was a deadly air crash in Florida's Everglades. But that wasn't the end of the story…It was Christmas 1972 and passengers and crew onboard Eastern Airlines Flight 401 were making the relatively short journey between New York and Florida. They would never arrive.This tragic air crash was the most deadly ever to have occurred in the US at the time and generated heartbreaking stories of loss, heroism and love. However, it also created a ghost story that has never really been explained to this day. Here, we'll take a closer look.A routine flightThe aircraft assigned to Eastern Airlines Flight 401 that December 29th was an L-1011 from Lockheed, often referred to as a Whisperliner due to its quiet engines.It had been cleared for a 9PM departure from New York's JFK airport to Miami, with Captain Robert Loft at the helm and Albert John Stockstill, a former Air Force flier, as his co-pilot.Also on board were 25-year Eastern veteran Donald Louis Repo as engineer and second officer, maintenance specialist Angelo Donadeo, and Warren Terry, who was off-duty but hitching a ride to return from a duty assignment.The manifest listed 153 passengers, but there were in fact 160 on board, as well as the close-knit cabin crew that included 25-year-old Beverly Raposa and her colleague Mercedes ‘Mercy' Ruiz.The flight was uneventful and had crossed the Palmetto Expressway as it cruised over West Palm Beach to Miami, with the captain already having told his passengers the weather in the beach-side city as he made preparations to land.Trouble arisesIt was then, just before 11:40 PM, that a problem arose in the cockpit. Stockstill voiced his concern that a light had not come on to show the landing gear in the plane's nose was lowered as it should be.Loft tried again to lower it, but nothing had apparently happened. The crew made a U-turn and told air traffic controllers they would circle again as they attempted to ensure the landing gear was correctly lowered.They put the aircraft on autopilot and Loft climbed down into the avionics bay, a space beneath the flight deck, to see if he could personally check what was going on. Meanwhile, the others struggled with the cockpit display to see if the fault lay with one of its tiny light bulbs.Suddenly, the cockpit voice recorder captured a chilling phrase from Stockstill:“We did something to the altitude.”The plane should have been at 2,000 ft, but it had somehow dropped dramatically. A moment later, the voice recorder captured Loft's voice:“Hey, what's happening here?”The phrase would be the last communication to come from Flight 401.Devastating crash — and desperate rescue missionAt 11:43 PM, Miami air traffic control got a message from another aircraft to say they had seen an explosion close by. Flight 401 had crashed in the Everglades at 227 miles per hour, cartwheeling into the swampy water after the left wingtip hit the ground first.The plane broke up into several sections upon impact and travelled more than a third of a mile before finally coming to a halt.First on the scene was a local man named Robert Marquis, who had been trapping frogs with a friend on an airboat when he saw an orange fireball and knew instantly he was witnessing a plane crash. He turned his pleasure craft and swung towards the crash site, as did the Coastguard on a nearby helicopter.Meanwhile, flight attendant Beverly Raposa had survived the crash and found herself flung into the mud of the Everglades. In a stoic display of professionalism, she gathered other survivors around her and shouted for more to come towards the sound of her voice.After realising she was covered in jet fuel, she implored everyone not to strike matches for light and sang Christmas carols in a bid to keep their spirits up.“These were my people. They were my responsibility, and this was my job as a flight attendant,” she later told the Official Eastern Airlines Flight 401 website.The Coastguard's helicopter tracked down the survivors after Mr Marquis swung his lamp around to attract attention, and rescue vehicles began to gather them up via a flood control levee.Aftermath and investigationIn total, 75 passengers and crew survived. The eventual death toll would be 103, with some succumbing to their wounds after the event. Many drowned in the water of the Everglades before rescuers could reach them.Stockstill was killed on impact and Captain Loft died in the wreckage of the flight deck. Repo survived the initial crash, but died later in hospital. Technical officer Donadeo, who was in the avionics bay with Repo when the plane went down, survived. Two of the ten flight attendants also perished.An investigation was immediately launched into what happened that fateful night using the cockpit voice recorder. It was found that Stockstill had put the plane on autopilot after attempting to lower the landing gear and that it had continued its trajectory for 80 seconds.A sudden descent of 100 ft occurred, followed by two minutes of steady flight. After this, the aircraft began to descend so gradually as to be imperceptible before the pilots saw they were far too low. Although they tried to pull up, it was too late and the wing hit the water.Investigators realised the confusion in the cockpit over the landing gear light must have been enough to distract the pilots and mean an altitude warning chime wasn't heard.As to why the aircraft began to descend at all, other Eastern pilots testified to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that their altitude hold function could be disengaged by bumping the control column.The NTSB therefore theorised that Loft had probably nudged the control column as he turned to talk to Repo about going down into the avionics bay to check the landing gear, which accidentally nudged the aircraft into a lower trajectory that it then automatically maintained.In a sad twist, the landing gear was found to be down exactly as it should have been, meaning the crash was effectively caused by two burnt out light bulbs.Officially, the NTSB cited pilot error, adding: “Preoccupation with a malfunction of the nose landing gear position indicating system distracted the crew's attention from the instruments and allowed the descent to go unnoticed.”Eastern Flight 401 was the first jumbo jet to crash and the loss of life was the worst in US civil aviation history at the time.Not the end of the story — ghosts in the machine?However, this wasn't the last that was to be heard of the doomed flight and its lost crew members. It was widely reported that several parts of the aircraft were salvaged from the crash site and returned to the manufacturer to be used again on other L1011s.Soon after, stories began to emerge that passengers and crew members on other Eastern flights were being visited by some of those who had died. At JFK, a boarding crew saw Loft sitting in the flight deck dressed in his uniform. Not realising who he was, they talked to him for a few moments before he allegedly disappeared in front of their eyes. The crew was so shaken that the flight had to be cancelled.On another occasion, a flight engineer saw Don Repo and the apparition told him he had already done the pre-flight checks before he vanished. During a flight from Atlanta to Miami, a crew heard knocking coming from the avionics hold and opened it to see the face of Repo looking back out at them.Perhaps the most startling episode was when a flight attendant on a trip from Mexico City to JFK saw Don Repo's face reflected in an oven door and heard him tell her to beware of fire. As the plane climbed, the engine indeed caught fire and the pilot was forced to shut it down and make an emergency landing back at the airport. Fortunately, no one was hurt.All in all, there were more than 20 incidents in which people reported having seen ghostly apparitions of dead Flight 401 crew members. Sightings had become so commonplace during 1973 that a report was published about them the following year in the US Flight Safety Foundation newsletter.Keen to shut down the paranormal tales, Eastern Airlines is said to have removed all log books in which ghost sightings were recorded and warned employees who perpetuated the stories they could face dismissal.Eastern Air Lines CEO (and former Apollo astronaut) Frank Borman spoke out to say the reports of sightings were “garbage” and a book published in 1980 called From the Captain to the Colonel: An Informal History of Eastern Airlines insisted no parts were ever salvaged from Flight 401 for reuse.In an interview with Eliot Kleinberg of the Palm Beach Post in 1997, Eastern's public relations representative Jim Ashlock also said the ghost stories were made up and that the airline had never hidden flight logs or intimidated witnesses.However, Mr Kleinberg said Don Repo's son Jay had told him he believed the stories about his father's ghost returning. He reportedly claimed he had inexplicably found a pair of Eastern Airlines wings in a Miami hotel room, which he took as a supernatural sign of visitation.Some still insist salvaged parts were behind the sightings of Captain Loft and his dead colleagues months after the loss of flight 401, and that Eastern Airlines was forced to remove them from the other planes to stop the spectres reappearing and allow them to rest in peace.Regardless, there were no more reports of apparitions after 1974. Perhaps Loft and his team had finally decided it was time to hang up their uniforms for the final time.

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    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 25:57


    Biggest Ways Lawyers Failed In Court

    GIRLS share the ONE THING ABOUT THEIR BF they ABSOLUTELY ADORE - (r/AskReddit)

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    GIRLS share the ONE THING ABOUT THEIR BF they ABSOLUTELY ADORE - (r/AskReddit)

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    People Reveal The Worst Ways People Have Died (r/AskReddit Top Posts | Reddit Stories)

    What's The Worst Way Someone Has Ever Died?

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    What's The Worst Way Someone Has Ever Died?

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    What Did You Do as a Kid That You Absolutely Deserved Being Punished for?

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    Why Would You Join A Hate Group?

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    What Is the Worst Thing You've Seen on Public Transportation?

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    What's Going Through Your Head When You Are Certain You Are About to Die?

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    Doctors, What Happened When You Diagnosed a COVID-19 Denier With COVID-19?

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    Real Life "Butterfly Effect" Stories

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    People who have had near death experiences share their story

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    Former Homeless People Reveal Unwritten Rules of the Streets

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    Did you quit to follow a passion? r/AskReddit

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    Former Gang Members, What Made You Quit?

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    What is the dumbest thing a customer has asked you?

    Masseuse, have you ever had a session that turned s*xual? Part 2 (r/Askreddit | Reddit Hit)

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    Masseuse, have you ever had a session that turned s*xual? Part 2 (r/Askreddit | Reddit Hit)

    Rich people who married poor, what surprised you? r/AskReddit

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    Rich people who married poor, what surprised you? r/AskReddit

    Truth or Dare: The Craziest Dares

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    Truth or Dare: The Craziest Dares

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    What's The Darkest Thing You've Ever Heard A Kid Say? (r/AskReddit)

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    Who Was Crazy Until They Were Right All Along?

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    Adopted People, What Was It Like Meeting Your Biological Parents? (r/AskReddit)

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    Who Was Your WORST Boss?

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    Dark Web Users, When Have You Felt You Were In Actual Danger? (AskReddit)

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    Teachers, What Did A Parent Do That Made You Call CPS? (AskReddit)

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    Dumbest Answers in History

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    What is currently happening that's scaring you? r/AskReddit Reddit Stories | Top Posts

    People Share The Creepiest Information They Wish They Never Knew - AskReddit Scary

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    People Share The Creepiest Information They Wish They Never Knew - AskReddit Scary

    Graveyard/ Morgue Workers Share The Scariest/ Weirdest Thing They've Seen - AskReddit Scary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 19:31


    Graveyard/ Morgue Workers Share The Scariest/ Weirdest Thing They've Seen - AskReddit Scary

    Morgues Share The Most IMPRESSIVE Ways People Died - (r/AskReddit)

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    Morgues Share The Most IMPRESSIVE Ways People Died - (r/AskReddit)

    Have You Ever Met The Family Of The Person You WERE Going To Marry? (r/AskReddit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 34:24


    Have You Ever Met The Family Of The Person You WERE Going To Marry? (r/AskReddit)

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    People Who Have Found a Dead Body Share Their Stories - AskReddit Creepy

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    What is Your Most Terrifying "We Need to Leave, NOW" Rush of Fear You've Felt? AskReddit Scary

    What saying that your parents used to say all the time? r/AskReddit Reddit Stories | Top Posts

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    What saying that your parents used to say all the time? r/AskReddit Reddit Stories | Top Posts

    Teachers, What's The Most Ridiculous Thing A Parent Has Told You? (r/AskReddit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 19:07


    Teachers, What's The Most Ridiculous Thing A Parent Has Told You? (r/AskReddit)

    What Is The Most Karen Thing Someone Has Done To You? (r/AskReddit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 18:57


    What Is The Most Karen Thing Someone Has Done To You? (r/AskReddit)

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    Outgoing Girls, What Advice Would You Give To Others? (r/AskReddit)

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    Camp Counselors, What NSFW Things Happen at Camp?

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    When Redditors Fought Their Bully Back (AskReddit)

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    Camp Counselors, Who's The Strangest Kid You've Seen? (r/AskReddit)

    What Was the Craziest Reason a Teacher at Your School Got Fired?

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    What Was the Craziest Reason a Teacher at Your School Got Fired?

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    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 18:19


    What's The Strangest Thing You've Seen While Hiking? (r/AskReddit)

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    What Is the Most Annoying Thing a Guest Has Done in Your Home?

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    Real News You Didn't Believe After Waking up From a Coma

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    What Was Your "Well That Happened" Classroom Moment?

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    My Kid Is Very Creepy

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    Therapists Share What Made Them Realize They Were Treating A Sociopath - r/AskReddit

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