Date: October 19, 1953
Time: 0056
Location: New York City, New York
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 627
Route: New York City - San Juan
AC Type: Lockheed 749A Constellation
Registration: N119A
cn / ln: 2616
Aboard: 27   (passengers:22  crew:5)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed a few seconds after becoming airborne. The captain's loss of visual reference and orientation when he encountered drifting fog shortly after becoming airborne on take-off and the resultant inadvertent assumption of a descending flight path.

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