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Last updated: 24 April 2017
Datum:woensdag 4 maart 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Vloog voor:Fischer Brothers Aviation
Registratie: N160FB
Constructienummer: 160
Bouwjaar: 1980-04-21 (6 years 11 months)
Aantal vlieguren:12918
Aantal vluchten:24218
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
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."

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

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-88-08
report released:14 September 1988
duration of investigation: 1 year and 7 months
download report: Fischer Bros. Aviation, Inc. dba NW Airlink, Flight 2268 Construcciones Aeronautics, S.A. (CASA) C-212-CC, N160FB, Detro (NTSB/AAR-88-08)


NTSB issued 16 Safety Recommendations

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH en Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI bedraagt 152 km (95 miles).

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