ASN Aircraft accident MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet N127MW Aberdeen Municipal Airport, SD (ABR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 4 October 1984
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
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft 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)
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
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:

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

Insufficient rest / fatigue
Landing or takeoff on wrong runway
Runway excursion



photo of MBB-HFB-320-Hansa-Jet-D-CITO
accident date: 04-10-1984
type: MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
registration: D-CITO

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).

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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