Date: March 04, 1987
Time: 1434
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Operator: Northwest Airlink
Flight #: 2268
Route: Cleveland - Detroit
AC Type: CASA 212 Aviocar 200
Registration: N160FB
cn / ln: 160
Aboard: 22   (passengers:20  crew:2)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:7  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While approaching to land the plane suddenly yawed to the left, rolled right and struck ground left of the runway. It then skidded into 3 ground vehicles and caught fire. The captain's inability to control the airplane in an attempt to recover from an asymmetric power condition at low speed following his intentional use of the beta mode of propeller operation to descend and slow the airplane rapidly on final approach for landing. The fatalities were attributed to a post crash fire, lack of fire-blocking material, and poorly designed aircraft components. Improper use of powerplant controls. Improper maintenance adjustment.

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