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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 4 März 1987
Zeit:14:34
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operated by:Fischer Brothers Aviation
On behalf of:Northwest Airlink
Kennzeichen: N160FB
Werknummer: 160
Baujahr: 1980-04-21 (6 years 11 months)
Betriebsstunden:12918
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:24218
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), USA
Flug nach:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flugnummer:2268
Unfallbericht:
At 14:30 the flight was cleared for a runway 21R visual approach and was cleared to land one minute later, At a height of 60-70 feet the aircraft suddenly yawed violently to the left and banked left 80-90 degrees in a descent. The aircraft then rolled right and struck the ramp area 1010 feet inside and to the left of the runway 21R threshold. It then skidded 398 feet, struck three ground support vehicles in front of Gate F10 at Concourse F and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's inability to control the airplane in an attempt to recover from an asymmetric power condition at low speed following his intentional use of the beta mode of propeller operation to descend and slow the airplane rapidly on final approach for landing. Factors that contributed to the accident were an unstabilized visual approach, the presence of a departing DC-9 on the runway, the desire to make a short field landing, and the higher-than-normal flight idle fuel flow settings of both engines. The lack of fire-blocking material in passenger seat cushions contributed to the severity of the injuries."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-88-08
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Letter 245
» NTSB/AAR-88/08


Sicherheitsempfehlungen

NTSB issued 16 Safety Recommendations

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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 Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH to Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI as the crow flies is 152 km (95 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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