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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 16 April 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-748-329 Srs. 2A LFD
Operator:Air Liberia
Registration: EL-AIH
C/n / msn: 1755
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) SE of Khartoum (   Sudan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed during climbout, forcing a return to the airport. While on base leg, the aircraft lost altitude and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: High Pressure fuel pump quillshaft broke due to pump seizure. The remaining engine produced not enough power because the fuel datum trimmer wasn't reset in accordance with the flight manual.

Sources:
» Anchorage Daily News - Apr 17, 1983


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