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Last updated: 3 August 2020
Datum:zaterdag 23 maart 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Scheduled Skyways
Registratie: N508SS
Constructienummer: TC-376
Bouwjaar: 1980
Aantal vlieguren:10717
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT/KLIT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT), Verenigde Staten
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



NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Little Rock National Airport, AR en Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR bedraagt 84 km (52 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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