Date: August 21, 1995
Time: 12:53
Location: Near Carrollton, Georgia
Operator: Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Flight #: 529
Route: Atlanta - Gulfport
AC Type: Embraer 120-RT Brasilia
Registration: N256AS
cn / ln: 120-122
Aboard: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:9  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off from Atlanta on a flight to Gulfport, the aircraft experienced propeller separation in the left engine while climbing through FL 180. The aircraft hit trees, crashed into a field and burned while trying to make an emergency landing at West Georgia Regional Airport. The in-flight fatigue fracture and separation of a propeller blade resulting in distortion of the left engine nacelle, causing excessive drag, loss of wing lift, and reduced directional control of the airplane. The fracture was caused by a fatigue crack from multiple corrosion pits that were not discovered by Hamilton Standard because of inadequate and ineffective corporate inspection and repair techniques, training, documentation and communication. Two died of their injuries after the accident.

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