Date: October 11, 1983
Time: 20:53
Location: Pinckneyville, Illinois
Operator: Air Illinois
Flight #: 701
Route: Springfield, Il - Carbondale, IL
AC Type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-FAA
Registration: N748LL
cn / ln: 1716
Aboard: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Two minutes out of Springfield, the left generator suffered a complete mechanical failure. The first officer mistakenly shut down the right generator and all attempts at bring it back to life failed. Although the plane could be flown safely on batteries for about 30 minutes the captain decided to continue on towards Carbondale, thirty-nine minutes away. The batteries lasted for thirty-one minutes. The aircraft lost all power, turned blindly 180 degrees and crashed in a rural area.

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