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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Friday 22 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-254 Srs. 2A
Operator:Ghana Airways
Registration: 9G-ABW
C/n / msn: 1685
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (   Ghana)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Narrative:
The HS-748, on a training flight, approached Kotoka to make full stop single engine landing. At 100-150 feet the captain tried to feather the no. 1 engine, but the aircraft suddenly rolled left and the speed dropped. The aircraft then crash-landed after striking some small trees.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of control following the no. 1 prop not feathering but the blades moving to the flight fine pitch. The captain hadn't placed the left High Pressure cock lever in the full off position.



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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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