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Accident
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 19 janvier 1988
Heure:19:20
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Compagnie:Trans-Colorado Airlines
Immatriculation: N68TC
Numéro de série: AC-457
Année de Fabrication: 1981
Heures de vol:11895
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 6 / à bord: 15
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 17
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) NE of Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO/KDRO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:2286
Détails:
Trans-Colorado Airlines flight 2286 departed Denver-Stapleton Airport at 18:20 for a flight to Durango and Cortez. The aircraft climbed to FL230. AT 19:03 the flight was cleared to descend to FL160 and seven minutes later to FL150. At 19:14 the Denver ARTCC issued a clearance for a VOR/DME approach to Durango runway 20. While on final approach, the aircraft hit the ground and pitched up. Engine power was increased and the plane rolled several times laterally before striking the ground again, sliding to a stop about 5 miles short of the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The first officer's flying and the captain's ineffective monitoring of an unstabilized approach, which resulted in a descent below the published descent profile. Contributing to the accident was the captain's performance resulting from his use of cocaine before the accident."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-89-01
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 19.06.89 (103), 3.7.89 (75), 10.7.89 (75), 17.07.89 (103)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/89 (#21)
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO et Durango-La Plata Airport, CO est de 382 km (239 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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