Accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II N503SS,
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Date:Saturday 27 August 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Owner/operator:Scheduled Skyways
Registration: N503SS
MSN: TC-229E
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Garrett TPE331
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT)
Destination airport:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While taxiing out the altimeter light flickered. The co-pilot pushed in the lights and received a shock. Flames and smoke erupted from behind the instrument panel, spreading along the right side of the cockpit, into the cabin. The aircraft burned out.

"Fuselage,instrument/electrical panel .. shorted
Fuselage,instrument/electrical panel .. arcing
Electrical system, electric wiring .. arcing
Electrical system, electric wiring .. contamination
Electrical system, electric wiring .. fire
Oxygen system, crew .. burst
Fuselage, instrument/electrical panel .. fire
Fuselage .. Fire"


NTSB Identification: DCA83AA037


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