Flugunfall 16 AUG 1999 einer Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III N2671V - San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Montag 16 August 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Fluggesellschaft:Merlin Express
Kennzeichen: N2671V
Werknummer: AC-437
Baujahr: 1981
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
Flug nach:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
While on a training flight out of San Antonio, the instructor told the student to execute 'a no flap landing due to a simulated hydraulic pump failure.
The student pilot maneuvered the airplane to intercept the ILS (instrument landing system) 12R approach, established the airplane on the approach and called for the "Emergency Gear Extension Checklist." The instructor stated that the landing gear could not be extended until landing was assured, but he forgot to lower the gear afterwards. The Metro III plane landed wheels up and slid off the side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The instructor pilot's failure to complete the Emergency Gear Extension Checklist, resulting in the inadvertent wheels-up landing. A factor was the instructor pilot's fatigued condition. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: FTW99FA223
Download report: Summary report

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photo of Swearingen-SA227-AC-Metro-III-N2671V
accident date: 16-08-1999
type: Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
registration: N2671V


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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