Crash-aerien 25 AUG 1992 d'un Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III N342AE - Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mardi 25 aot 1992
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Compagnie:Lone Star Airlines
Immatriculation: N342AE
Numéro de série: AC-545
Année de Fabrication: 1983
Heures de vol:19889
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-611
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 1 km SE of Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Hot Springs-Memorial Field, AR (HOT/KHOT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The Metro III had undergone a mandatory replacement of all primary flight control cables (Airworthiness Directive 87-02-02) and had been prepared for a test flight. The aircraft lifted off, started a right roll and crashed. A half turn in the rooting of the control cable was omitted on both control columns, causing the ailerons to operate in reverse.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate maintenance and inspection by the operator's maintenance personnel, and the failure of the pilot-in-command to assure proper travel direction of the airplane's primary flight controls after being made aware of the nature of the maintenance performed. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: FTW92FA218
Download report: Summary report

» Flight International 2-8 September 1992 (17)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94 (#54)


photo of Swearingen-SA227-AC-Metro-III-N342AE
accident date: 25-08-1992
type: Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
registration: N342AE


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