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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 13 December 2001
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-244 Srs. 2
Operator:West Air Sweden
Registration: SE-LEO
C/n / msn: 1726
First flight: 1975-12-06 (26 years )
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 534-2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lidköping-Hovby Airport (LDK) (   Sweden)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The right engine exploded while performing a static run-up in conjunction with a regular inspection.
The cause of the explosion was the removal of a drain plug in the prop hub which caused too high engine rpm.

Classification:

Sources:
» Scramble
» Johan Manitski (e-mail, 23-4-2010)


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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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