Accident Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV N120SC,
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Date:Monday 2 June 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Owner/operator:McNeely Charter Service
Registration: N120SC
MSN: AT-067
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:25903 hours
Engine model:Honeywell TPE-331-10UA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Dayton-Mark Anton Airport, TN (2A0) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD)
Destination airport:Dayton-Mark Anton Airport, TN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Approximately five miles from the destination airport, the pilot conducted the before landing checklist and thought he had extended the landing gear. He continued the landing approach, and the airplane touched down with the landing gear retracted, resulting in substantial damage to the wing spar. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation prior to the accident.

The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear during the approach, which resulted in a gear-up landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA14CA276
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
5 February 2008 N120SC McNeely Charter Service 0 Ankeny Regional Airport, IA (IKV) sub
Runway excursion


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