Angelo Donadeo


Age: 79

Summary: retired aircraft engineer with the domestic airline company Eastern Air Lines (EAL) stationed at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida who was the lone survivor of the four occputants on the flight deck of the December 1972 plane crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades killing 101 of the 176 persons aboard after the entire flight crew became distracted by an apparent problem with the landing gear prior to it's final approach when he was riding in the cockpit jump seat as an off-duty flight officer while he was returning to Miami from an assignment in New York at the time of the crash, but who had suffered from multiple fractures to his vertebrae causing some paralysis and later recovered from his injuries.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: March 15, 1925

Died: October 2, 2004

Land O'Lakes, Florida