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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 4 October 1984
Time:23:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic HF20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
Operator:McCollum Aviation
Registration: N127MW
C/n / msn: 1027
First flight: 1967-08-04 (17 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:3200
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-1
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aberdeen Municipal Airport, SD (ABR) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 397 m (1302 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Aberdeen Municipal Airport, SD (ABR/KABR), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), United States of America
Narrative:
Crew selected wrong runway (17 instead of 13) for takeoff. Overran 3860 feet long runway, struck a fence, a ditch, a road and another ditch before becoming airborne. Descended in a right turn and crashed. Aircraft also over gross weight by 1 ton.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
wrong runway..selected..pilot in command
inattentive..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
aircraft weight and balance..exceeded..pilot in command
light condition..night
fatigue..pilot in command
fatigue..copilot/second pilot

Classification:
Landing or takeoff on wrong runway
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet D-CITO
D-CITO was sold to Midwest Air Charter in 1978. N127MW was then bought by McCollum in 1983.
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Aberdeen Municipal Airport, SD to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI as the crow flies is 1236 km (772 miles).

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