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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 27 novembre 2001
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Immatriculation: LV-WSD
Numéro de série: TC-237E
Année de Fabrication: 1977
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-3UW-304G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI) (   Argentine)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentine
Aéroport de destination:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentine
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:

CAUSE (translated from original Spanish language report):
During a non-scheduled commercial cargo flight in the landing phase after the touch down, ran off the edge of the runway and impacted uneven ground, causing the rupture of the bottom front of fusealaje, the nose gear and propellers due to:
1) Possible failure or malfunction of the left engine reverse system, unverified.
2) Crosswind close to the maximums specified in the flight manual.
3) Failure to execute corrective actions after failing to appropriately identify a possible failure.
4) Failure to enable the nose wheel guidance in critical conditions of operation.

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


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA et Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA est de 540 km (337 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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