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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 27 August 1983
Time:20:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Scheduled Skyways
Registration: N503SS
C/n / msn: TC-229E
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT), United States of America
Destination airport:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), United States of America
Narrative:
While taxiing out the altimeter light flickered. The co-pilot pushed in the lights and received a shock. Flames and smoke erupted from behind the instrument panel, spreading along the right side of the cockpit, into the cabin. The aircraft burned out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Fuselage,instrument/electrical panel .. shorted
Fuselage,instrument/electrical panel .. arcing
Electrical system, electric wiring .. arcing
Electrical system, electric wiring .. contamination
Electrical system, electric wiring .. fire
Oxygen system, crew .. burst
Fuselage, instrument/electrical panel .. fire
Fuselage .. Fire"

Sources:
» NTSB Identification: DCA83AA037


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR to Little Rock National Airport, AR as the crow flies is 84 km (52 miles).

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