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Last updated: 28 March 2017
Fecha:martes 5 febrero 2008
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Operador:McNeely Charter Service
Registración: N120SC
Numéro de série: AT-067
Año de Construcción: 1978
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Ankeny Regional Airport, IA (IKV) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ankeny Regional Airport, IA (IKV/KIKV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
The pilot reported that it was snowing during his preflight activities and takeoff roll. A snowplough operator stated that he had cleared approximately four passes on either side of the runway centerline when the accident airplane taxied onto the runway. The pilot back-taxied on the departure runway to determine how much snow covered the runway. During the subsequent takeoff roll, at approximately 80 knots, the left main landing gear encountered some deeper snow that caused the airplane to swerve left off of the runway centerline. The pilot attempted to correct the left swerve with right rudder input, but the airplane continued off the left side of the runway. The airplane was substantially damaged when its nose landing gear impacted a snowbank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll. Contributing to the accident was the snow on the runway and the snowbank."

» NTSB Identification: CHI08CA074


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Distance from Ankeny Regional Airport, IA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2132 km (1332 miles).

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