Unfallbericht:A Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III cargo plane, reigstered LV-WRA, sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE), Argentina. Both pilots survived the accident.
|Datum:||Freitag 15 Dezember 2006|
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G|
|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:||Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) ( Argentinien)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinien|
|Flug nach:||Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinien|
The airplane was to be repositioned from the international airport near Buenos Aires to the nearby city airport. Before departure the pilot in command switched off the Stall Alarm System (SAS) for unknown reasons. The Metro III was taking off from runway 17 and left the runway at a small climb gradient. The undercarriage was retracted at a very low altitude, as the airplane was still in ground effect. It suddenly banked left, causing the wing to strike the runway. The airplane fell back and came to rest past the end of the runway.
CAUSE: "During a ferry flight of aircraft in the takeoff phase, the outer edge of the left wing impacted the runway, control of the aircraft was lost and it fell to the ground, due to premature retraction of landing gear and performing a small takeoff climb gradient during initial climb."
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Distance from Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 31 km (19 miles).
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.