Crash-aerien 16 APR 2015 d'un Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III N2691W - Rifle-Garfield County Airport, CO (RIL)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:jeudi 16 avril 2015
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Compagnie:Key Lime Air
Immatriculation: N2691W
Numéro de série: AC-655B
Année de Fabrication: 1986
Heures de vol:26855
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:près de Rifle-Garfield County Airport, CO (RIL) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Rifle-Garfield County Airport, CO (RIL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:KG168
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III, N2691W, operating as Key Lime flight 168, was substantially damaged after an uncontained engine failure during climb at Rifle, Colorado. The pilot was not injured. Dark night instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed for the cargo flight. The airplane departed from Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL), Colorado, at 22:37 and was destined for Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado
The pilot reported that during climb, when still well below the tops of nearby mountains, he heard a "bang" followed by a complete loss of power and engine fire indications from the right engine. After completing appropriate checklist items the pilot declared an emergency and diverted to Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Colorado, for an instrument approach and an otherwise uneventful landing at 23:11. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the second stage turbine rotor from the right engine had separated. One portion of the rotor exited through the left side of the engine and nacelle structure, penetrated the right side of the fuselage, and came to rest inside the fuselage wall. Other portions of the separated rotor exited through the right side of the engine. There was thermal damage to the engine and the inside of the nacelle structure, but no evidence of a sustained fire in that area.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The uncontained engine failure due to the fatigue failure of the second-stage turbine rotor disk."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years
Accident number: CEN15LA202
Download report: Summary report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Rifle-Garfield County Airport, CO et Denver International Airport, CO est de 262 km (164 miles).

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