Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 20 December 2009
Time:ca 17:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Western Air
Registration: C6-JER
C/n / msn: AC-588B
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP) (   Haiti)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Destination airport:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Haiti
Narrative:
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III, registered C6-JER, landed at Cap Haitien Airport (CAP), Haiti, with its landing gear retracted.
The pilot reported on two occasions whilst the aircraft was configured with flaps and gear extended, upon reduction in power preparing to land, the aircraft had a very high nose up attitude. The pilot further stated that after two go arounds, the decision was made to land the aircraft with its landing gear retracted.
The aircraft landed on runway 05. According to the pilot, the crew and all 19 passengers onboard suffered no injuries.


Sources:
» Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit (AAIPU-Bahamas)

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Flight Standards Inspectorate, Department of Civil Aviation - Bahamas
report status: Preliminary
report number: A10-00002
download report: Preliminary report (DCABah A10-00002)
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N892MA was leased by Western Air as C6-JER in May 2005
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport to Cap Haitien Airport as the crow flies is 796 km (498 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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