Crash-aerien 20 AUG 1982 d'un Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II N237AM - Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:vendredi 20 aot 1982
Heure:14:43
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Compagnie:Air Midwest
Immatriculation: N237AM
Numéro de série: TC-332
Année de Fabrication: 1980
Heures de vol:4840
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Topeka-Philip Billard Airport, KS (TOP/KTOP), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
During the approach to Topeka Airport the crew was unable to extend the left gear. The crew diverted to Kansas City, and after many unsuccessful attempts to lower the left gear elected to land wheels-up. The left main gear was jammed into the gear doors. The aft hinge bolt was missing from the left inboard gear door, allowing the gear door to shift just enough to jam the gear as it started to extend. 17 days prior to the accident the loose aft hinge was noted during preflight. Company maintenance was unable to retorque the bolt due to the nut plate attachment rivets being stripped. This item was being carried as a delayed discrepancy. These parts can only be lubricated before installation. The entire assembly is almost impossible to inspect, remove, lubricate, install, torque and safety replacement of the nut plate is considered a major undertaking the manufacturer stated that "short cycling" the gear as many as 18 times would eventually break open the gear doors. This emergency method of extending the gear had not been disseminated to all operators.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
landing gear,normal retraction/extension assembly..jammed
landing gear,main gear..movement restricted
door,landing gear..assembly
door,landing gear..loose
door,landing gear..disconnected
maintenance,replacement..not performed..company maintenance personnel

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
acft/equip,inadequate airframe..manufacturer
information insufficient..manufacturer

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: MKC82FA149
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
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 Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS et Topeka-Philip Billard Airport, KS est de 222 km (139 miles).

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