About 1605 e. d. t. on June 24, 1975, Eastern Air Lines Flight 66,
a Boeing 727-225, crashed into the approach lights to runway 22L at the
John F. Kennedy International Airport., Jamaica, New York. The aircraft
was on an ILS approach to the runway through a very strong thunderstorm
that was located astride the ILS localizer course. Of the 124 persons
aboard., 113 died of injuries received in the crash. The aircraft was
destroyed by impact and fire.