- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 05, 1991
Time: 14:51
Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Operator: Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Flight #: 2311
Route: Atlanta - Brunswick
AC Type: Embraer 120RT- Brasilia
Registration: N270AS
cn / ln: 120-218
Aboard: 23   (passengers:20  crew:3)
Fatalities: 23   (passengers:20  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Just after turning onto final approach, the aircraft suddenly rolled left until the wings were perpendicular to the ground and crashed in a nose down attitude 2 miles short of the runway. Malfunction of the left engine propeller control unit which allowed the propeller blade angle to go below the flight idle position. Contributing to the accident was the deficient design of the propeller control unit by Hamilton Standard and the approval of the design by the FAA . Texas Senator John Tower, 66, his daughter and astronaut Manley "Sonny" Carter were among those killed.
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