Loss of control Accident Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III EC-GKR,
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Date:Friday 12 April 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Registration: EC-GKR
MSN: AC-620
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:29726 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Tadair flight 306 departed Madrid at 03:38 on a cargo flight to Palma de Mallorca. The flight was uneventful and the crew were cleared to land on runway 24L. The aircraft crashed near the runway threshold, slid to the right, colliding with the PAPI light support structure.

CAUSES: (translated from Spanish report): "The accident is considered to have occurred as a result of the aircraft performing a very close turn maneuver performed at night, at low altitude and descending in a non-standard approach, not in accordance with normal procedures and company procedures.
The crew could not control the descending aircraft due to a possible start of loss of lift, slip on the turn, or both."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-015/2002
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

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photo (c) Marlo Plate; Barcelona Airport (BCN); September 1997

photo (c) Toni Marimon; Barcelona Airport (BCN); 09 May 1997

photo (c) Richard Wagner, via Werner Fischdick; Nürnberg Airport (NUE); September 1998

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