NTSB Identification: DEN85FA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27284.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 04, 1984 in ABERDEEN, SD
Aircraft: Hamburger Flugzeugbau (HFB) HANSA HFB-320, registration: N127MW
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE HANSA JET HFB-320 ACFT CRASHED ON TAKEOFF FROM THE ABERDEEN AIRPORT AFTER THE FLT CREW SELECTED THE INCORRECT RWY FOR TAKEOFF. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED RUNNING OFF THE END OF RWY 17, WHICH IS 3860 FT LONG, WHERE IT STRUCK A FENCE, DITCH, ROAD & ANOTHER DITCH THEN BECAME AIRBORNE, THE LANDING GEAR SEPARATED DURING THE ABOVE SEQUENCE. THE ACFT WAS THAN OBSERVED TO LEVEL OFF MOMENTARILY, THEN DESCEND IN A RT TURN UNTIL IMPACT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE CREW HAD BEEN FLYING 12 HRS EXCEPT FOR REFUELING STOPS & CARGO LOADING. IN ADDITION, CALCULATIONS REVEALED THE ACFT WAS OVER GROSS WT BY APPROX 1 TON. THE PROPER RWY FOR TAKEOFF WAS 13 (40 DEGREE CHANCE) AND 6900 FT LONG. RWY USED WAS RESTRICTED TO ACFT LES THAN 12,500 GTO WT. N127MW WEIGHED OVER 20,000 LBS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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