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CASE STUDY:ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST FLIGHT 529Embraer ERB-120RT
TopicTitle pageContentsObjectivesBrief Description of CrashCause of CrashMaintenance Flaw InspectionFailure of FatigueImpact of CorrosionOversightRecommendationsReferences
ObjectivesLearn on the event of Atlantic Southeast Flight 529, Embraer EMB 120RT accidentFind the flaw in the accidentUnderstand how and why the flaw happenedWhat can be improved for the company
Brief Description of CrashAn Embraer EMB-120RT, operated as Flight 529 by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. departed from Atlanta Hartsfield International AirportApproximately 30 minutes after take off, the plane experienced the loss of a blade from the left engine propeller as it was climbing through 18,000 feet (FAA, n.d.)The plane crashed near West Georgia Regional Airport, Carrollton, Georgia as it was attempting for an emergency landing (FAA, n.d.)The crash killed seven passengers and the captain
Cause of CrashThe propeller blade had a fatigue crack due to pitting corrosion (Pomerantz, 2001)In-flight fatigue fracture and separation of the propeller blade resulting in distortion of the left engine nacelle (NTSB, 1996)Thus causing excessive drag, loss of wing lift and the reduction of directional control of the plane (Hedlund, n.d.)Material of the plane had less significant strength and durability as it was battling an overcast cloud too
Maintenance FlawApproximately only 250 hours was received before the began working on propellers

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