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Date of Accident:11 October 1983Help
Airline:Air Illinois   Help
Aircraft:Hawker Siddeley HS-748   Help
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Accident Description:While cruising at night, the aircraft's no.1 engine failed and the First Officer mistakenly shut down the no.2 generator. After repeated attempts to restart it failed, the Captain made the decision to continue the flight, despite knowledge that the batteries could only provide 30 minutes of power. After 29 minutes, the aircraft lost all electrical power and crashed into a field.
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