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Last updated: 16 July 2019
Fecha:martes 17 agosto 1993
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operador:Aviation Services
Registración: N220KC
Numéro de série: TC-231
Año de Construcción: 1977
Horas Totales de la Célula:16710
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-3U
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hartford-Brainard Airport, CT (HFD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 5 m (16 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Farmingdale-Republic Field, NY (FRG/KFRG), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hartford-Brainard Airport, CT (HFD/KHFD), Estados Unidos de América
While approaching runway 02, the crew forgot to lower the landing gear. The circuit breaker for the gear warning horn had been pulled at some previous flights by other crew to prevent it from sounding during a high speed descent.
Propeller blades contacted the runway at a speed of 96 knots. When the crew tried to perform a go-around, the speed had dropped 10 knots. The aircraft cleared a stone wall, crashed into the water and sank into Connecticut River.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the co-pilot (second-in-command) to follow the checklist, assure the gear was extended for landing and attain or maintain adequate airspeed (VMC); and failure of the pilot-in-command (PIC) to properly supervise the flight and take sufficient remedial action."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: NYC93FA159
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from Farmingdale-Republic Field, NY to Hartford-Brainard Airport, CT as the crow flies is 128 km (80 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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