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Last updated: 21 October 2019
Datum:maandag 11 oktober 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Merlin Express
Registratie: N438MA
Constructienummer: AC-721
Bouwjaar: 1988
Aantal vlieguren:17968
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), Verenigde Staten
Engine power went into ground idle shortly after flight idle was selected on approach. The airplane bounced then after touchdown, the captain brought both power levers to ground idle and the airplane veered to the right.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper flare by the co-pilot, and the failure of the captain to take remedial action by applying power to arrest the observed high rate of descent resulting in a hard landing. A finding in the accident was the inadequate maintenance adjustment of the right engine controls which diminished directional control capability while on the runway following the hard landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: MIA00LA004
Download report: Summary report

» Werner Fischdick


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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 Miami International Airport, FL en Opa-locka Airport, FL bedraagt 13 km (8 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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