Fatal Distraction: Eastern Air Lines Flight 401
On 29 December 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to Miami International Airport, crashed in the Everglades because the crew was distracted by a faulty landing gear indicator light, and accidentally disengage the autopilot while trying to resolve the problem. 101 people died. 75 survived.
Type of aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar.
Cause of disaster: CFIT, Pilot error.