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Eastern Flight 401 Crash Surviving Flight Attendant Mercedes V. Ruiz still travels with her Eastern Airline Flight Attendant issued Samsonite suite case. Both survived the worlds first jumbo jet crash.  In a strange twist of fate, the surviving suit case contained a roll of film that flight attendant Mercedes took the day before the crash which produced the ONLY photographic record of Flight 401 cabin crew.

Eastern Flight 401 Crash Surviving Flight Attendant Mercedes V. Ruiz still travels with her Eastern Airline Flight Attendant issued Samsonite suite case. Both survived the worlds first jumbo jet crash. In a strange twist of fate, the surviving suit case contained a roll of film that flight attendant Mercedes took the day before the crash which produced the ONLY photographic record of Flight 401 cabin crew.

This third Eastern Airlines commercial from the 1960's gives a brief tour of the USA from Hawaii to Washington.

This third Eastern Airlines commercial from the 1960's gives a brief tour of the USA from Hawaii to Washington.

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