Non hull-loss description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 15 January 1995
Time:20:32 AST
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:City Air Cargo
Registration: N622SP
C/n / msn: TC-218
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Neuquén, NE (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Neuquén Airport, NE (NQN/SAZN), Argentina
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While in climb between 100 and 1,500 feet the copilot went aft to check on the cargo. An observer passenger observed the copilot approach the aft cargo door and manipulate the handle. The door opened and the copilot fell to his death.

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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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