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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 27 noviembre 2001
Hora:05:38
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operador:Aerocassa
Registración: LV-WSD
Numéro de série: TC-237E
Año de Construcción: 1977
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-3UW-304G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI) (   Argentina)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentina
Descripción:
A Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI), Argentina. The three occupants were not injured.
The non-scheduled cargo flight had departed Buenos Aires/Ezeiza Airport (EZE). The flight landing at Bahia Blanca, on runway 34R without problems. During the landing roll and after having traveled a distance of 1,200 m from the threshold, the aircraft drifted gently to the right, leaving the runway and entering the security zone. From there it continued about 150 m, impacting against a slope at a distance of approximately 35 meters from the runway edge.

Probable Cause:

Causa: Durante un vuelo comercial no regular de carga, en la fase del aterrizaje después del toque, salida por el borde de la pista e impacto contra un desnivel del terreno, ocasionando la rotura de la parte inferior delantera del fusealaje, el tren de nariz y las hélices debido a:
1º) Posible falla o malfuncionamiento del sistema de reversa del motor izquierdo, no comprobada.
2º) Viento desde el lateral crítico a esa falla próximo a los máximos establecidos en el manual de vuelo.
3º) No ejecutar las acciones correctivas al no identificar oportunamente la posible falla.
4º) No habilitar el guiado de rueda de proa en condiciones críticas de operación.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 216 days (7 months)
Accident number: -
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA as the crow flies is 540 km (337 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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