Eastern Air Lines Flight 935

Eastern Airlines Flight 935 was a scheduled commercial passenger flight operated by Eastern Airlines. On September 22, 1981, Eastern Airlines Flight 935, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar jet suffered an uncontained engine failure which led to a loss of 3 out of the 4 hydraulic systems aboard the aircraft at an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,000 m) MSL. The crew were able to land the aircraft safely to an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport with some limited use of the outboard spoilers, the inboard ailerons and the horizontal stabilizer, plus differential engine power of the remaining two engines. There were no injuries.[1]

Eastern Airlines Flight 935
Lockheed L-1011-1 Tristar, Eastern Air Lines JP7713944.jpg
N309EA, the aircraft involved, photographed in June 1973
Date22 September 1981
SummaryUncontained engine failure leading to loss of hydraulic systems and control failures
SiteEmergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States
40°11′N 74°10′W / 40.183°N 74.167°W / 40.183; -74.167Coordinates: 40°11′N 74°10′W / 40.183°N 74.167°W / 40.183; -74.167
Aircraft typeLockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar
OperatorEastern Airlines
Flight originNewark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, United States
DestinationLuis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico


The plane was a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, registration N309EA,[2] C/n / msn: 1010, fitted with Rolls-Royce RB211-22B turbofan engines. It was en route from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  1. ^ "Aircraft Accident Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  2. ^ "FAA Registry (N309EA)". Federal Aviation Administration.