Vliegtuigongeval op 19 AUG 1997 met Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II N224AM - Des Moines Airport, IA (DSM)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 19 augustus 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Superior Aviation
Registratie: N224AM
Constructienummer: TC-227
Bouwjaar: 1977
Aantal vlieguren:51119
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Des Moines Airport, IA (DSM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Des Moines Airport, IA (DSM/KDSM), Verenigde Staten
On approach to land on Des Moines runway 05, it was observed that the right engine control was stuck at the maximum power position. A missed approach was executed and the pilot made a second localizer approach to runway 05. Upon touchdown only the no. 1 engine engaged in Beta Mode while the right engine remained at full power. The pilot felt that directional control was minimal and attempted to go around. no. 1 engine power was increased and as the aircraft rotated, it spun out of control and went off the runway and impacted the localizer antenna. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and later broken up.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight planning/decision and failure to perform the emergency procedure for shut-down of the right engine. Factors relating to the accident were: the power lever cable became disconnected from the fuel control unit, due to improper maintenance; and reduced directional control of the airplane, when one engine remained at a high power setting."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: CHI97LA266
Download report: Summary report



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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 Wichita-Mid-Continent Airport, KS en Des Moines Airport, IA bedraagt 536 km (335 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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