Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 12 April 2002
Time:04:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Tadair
Registration: EC-GKR
C/n / msn: AC-620
First flight: 1985
Total airframe hrs:29726
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Flightnumber: 306
Narrative:
Tadair flight 306 departed Madrid at 03:38 on a cargo flight to Palma de Mallorca. The flight was uneventful and the crew were cleared to land on runway 24L. The aircraft crashed near the runway threshold, slid to the right, colliding with the PAPI light support structure.

CAUSAS: "Se considera que el accidente se produjo como consecuencia de haber realizado la aeronave una maniobra de viraje muy cerrado realizada de noche, a baja altura y descen diendo en una aproximación no estándar, no acorde con los procedimientos normales y con los procedimientos de la compañía .
La tripulación no pudo controlar la aeronave en descenso debido a una posible situación de inicio de pérdida de sustentación, de resbale en el viraje, o por ambos motivos."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» CIAIAC

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC) - Spain
report status: Final
report number: A-015/2002
report released:29-MAR-2006
duration of investigation:1447 days (3 years 11.7 months)
download report: Accidente ocurrido el día 12 de abril de 2002, a la aeronave FAIRCHILD SA-227-AC «Metro III», matrícula EC-GKR, operada por la compañía Tadair, en el Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca (CIAIAC A-015/2002)
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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport as the crow flies is 543 km (339 miles).

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