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.
|Date:||Sunday 15 January 1995|
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
|Operator:||City Air Cargo|
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Neuquén Airport, NE (NQN/SAZN), Argentina|
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.