Eastern Flight 401 Memorial

On the cold winter night of December 29, 1972, 103 people lost their lives in the wold's first crash of a "jumbo jet," Eastern Airlines Flight 401 .  It was at the time, the single worst air disaster in US history and its cause launched new pilot training and safety programs.

The crash, deep in the Florida Everglades on a moonless night, made headlines around the world with its tales of heroism, tragedy and mystery and would spawn a book, best selling novel  and two movies.

Watch this video  from Ron Infantino, one of the surviving passengers discuss the crash. 

Yet, despite the outsized publicity and tragic loss of life, the survivors and family members of the fallen have never had a memorial to mark this important event in aviation history. Until now.

We, the Flight 401 family, are happy to announce that the city of Miami Springs has donated a parcel of land on which we will place a marker  celebrating the lives, and remembering the lives lost, of those involved with the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401. Now, we have to raise the funds to pay for the construction of the marker.

If you are interested in helping remember the victims of flight 401 by establishing a permanent memorial marker please contribute to our GoFundMe campaign.
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Fundraising team: EAL 401 Survivors and Friends (2)

Eastern 401 Survivors 
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National Air Disaster Foundation 
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