ASN Aircraft accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N65DA Lawton Municipal Airport, OK (LAW)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 24 May 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operated by:Atlantic Southeast Airlines - ASA
On behalf of:Delta Connection
Registration: N65DA
MSN: 110389
First flight: 1982
Total airframe hrs:13005
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lawton Municipal Airport, OK (LAW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lawton Municipal Airport, OK (LAW/KLAW), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), United States of America
Failure of no. 1 engine during the takeoff from runway 35. After climbing to 50-100 feet the Bandeirante lost altitude and struck the ground. Part of the aircraft caught fire. It appeared that the compressor turbine blade of no. 1 engine had separated.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: DCA88MA059
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Lawton Municipal Airport, OK to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).

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