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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 5 februari 2008
Tijd:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:McNeely Charter Service
Registratie: N120SC
Constructienummer: AT-067
Bouwjaar: 1978
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Ankeny Regional Airport, IA (IKV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ankeny Regional Airport, IA (IKV/KIKV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 55 days (2 months)
Accident number: CHI08CA074
Download report: Summary report

Bronnen:
» NTSB Identification: CHI08CA074


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ankeny Regional Airport, IA en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 2132 km (1332 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.
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