Vliegtuigongeval op 23 APR 1987 met Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II N505LB - Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 23 april 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air-Lift Commuter
Registratie: N505LB
Constructienummer: TC-202
Bouwjaar: 1972
Aantal vlieguren:7667
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-3UW
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lumberton Airport, NC (LBT/KLBT), Verenigde Staten
An uncontained no. 2 engine failure occurred on takeoff from runway 16. The Metro crossed the end of the runway at 150 feet with the engine on fire and crashed into trees in a nose-high attitude. The pre-1979 3rd stage stator assembly in the right engine did not have the latest manufacture welding process/inspection and failed causing the uncontained turbine failure.

Probable Cause:

"In-flight planning/decision .. poor .. pilot in command
Emergency procedure .. not followed .. pilot in command
All available runway .. not used .. pilot in command
Object .. tree(s)
Turbine assembly,nozzle retention .. inadequate
Aircraft/equipment,inadequate design .. manufacturer
Pressure induced by others .. pilot in command
Turbine assembly,turbine wheel .. burst
Electrical system .. undetermined"

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: ATL87FA123
Download report: Summary report

» Aviation Letter 247
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#189)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC en Lumberton Airport, NC bedraagt 112 km (70 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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