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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:xx APR 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Metro III
Kennzeichen: N5498M
Werknummer: AT-070
Baujahr: 1979
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
Flug nach:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
The Metro III prototype aircraft departed San Antonio (SAT) on a routine test flight to evaluate a prototype propeller design. The gear were retracted after lift-off, but the right main showed 'unsafe'. A visual check by the co-pilot showed that the gear was up and doors were closed tight. After completing the planned tests, aircraft returned and began the approach, but the right main failed to extend. Several hours were spent burning off excess fuel and trying all means to get the gear down without success. It was finally decided to land with all gear up and both props feathered to minimize damage.

» E-mail from Hollis M. Kimball, 27-6-2006


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