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Last updated: 14 May 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 3 maart 1972
Tijd:20:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Mohawk Airlines
Registratie: N7818M
Constructienummer: 541
Bouwjaar: 1967
Aantal vlieguren:10068
Aantal vluchten:15714
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 45
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 48
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6 km (3.8 mijl) S of Albany Airport, NY (ALB) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 405
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was 8,5 miles S of the airport on an ILS back course approach to runway 01 when the crew reported problems with the propeller cruise lock. The prop could not be feathered and the aircraft struck a house 3,5 miles short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inability of the crew to feather the left propeller, in combination with the descent of the aircraft below the prescribed minimum altitudes for the approach. The Board is unable to determine why the left propeller could not be feathered. Contributing causal factors for the nonstandard approach were the captain's preoccupation with a cruise pitch lock malfunction, the first officer's failure to adhere to company altitude awareness procedures, and the captain's failure to delegate any meaningful responsibilities to the copilot which resulted in a lack of effective task sharing during the emergency. Also, the Board was unable to determine why the propeller pitch lock malfunctioned during the descent."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-73-08
Download report: Final report


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accident date: 03-03-1972
type: Fairchild FH-227B
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accident date: 03-03-1972
type: Fairchild FH-227B
registration: N7818M
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accident date: 03-03-1972
type: Fairchild FH-227B
registration: N7818M
 

Kaart
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 New York-La Guardia Airport, NY en Albany Airport, NY bedraagt 218 km (136 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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Fairchild FH-227

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