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Last updated: 19 October 2019
Fecha:sábado 23 marzo 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operador:Scheduled Skyways
Registración: N508SS
Numéro de série: TC-376
Año de Construcción: 1980
Horas Totales de la Célula:10717
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT), Estados Unidos de América
The first officer was making the landing and the aircraft bounced during touchdown. The captain's right hand, which had been near the floor to the right of his seat, bumped the landing gear selector to the up position as the captain reached for the yoke. The aircraft then landed with the gear retracted. Although the landing gear selector handle latch mechanism operated as designed, tests showed the mechanism offered little resistance to inadvertent movement to the up position.

Probable Cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
gear retraction..inadvertent..pilot in command

Contributing Factors:
landing gear,gear switch..inadequate
acft/equip,inadequate design..production/design personnel


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Distance from Little Rock National Airport, AR to Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR as the crow flies is 84 km (52 miles).

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