Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 31 January 2004
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Medit Air Vuelos Mediterraneo
Registration: EC-HCU
C/n / msn: TC-390
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA-511G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Reus Airport (REU) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Reus Airport (REU/LERS), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Narrative:
The Swearingen Metro was to be repositioned to Barcelona for some remaining maintenance work. During takeoff from runway 07, while accelerating through 80 knots, the nosegear collapsed. The aircraft sustained serious damage to the propellers, engines and fuselage.

CAUSA MÁS PROBABLE: "El tren se plegó por estar la palanca en posición de tren arriba. La palanca se encontraba en esa posición bien por la no realización de forma completa de las listas de comprobación por parte de la tripulación, caso de que la aeronave les fuera entregada con la palanca de tren en posición de tren recogido,o la actuación inadvertida sobre la palanca de tren en algen momento comprendido entre la ultima comprobación por parte de la tripulación y el instante del accidente."

Sources:
» CIAIAC Informe Técnico A-004/2004


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Distance from Reus Airport to Barcelona Airport as the crow flies is 77 km (48 miles).

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