Crash-aerien 29 SEP 2002 d'un Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III N343AE - Hawthorne Airport, CA (HHR)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:dimanche 29 septembre 2002
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Compagnie:Skylink Charter
Immatriculation: N343AE
Numéro de série: AC-554
Année de Fabrication: 1983
Heures de vol:30660
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 21
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Hawthorne Airport, CA (HHR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Hawthorne Airport, CA (HHR/KHHR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
When the airplane had accelerated between 40 and 60 knots, the pilot released the nose wheel steering button. At this time the pilot observed that the airplane was veering left of the runway's centerline. He rejected the takeoff by retarding the power levers into ground idle position and applied brakes. The Metro continued veering left, so he applied full right rudder and full reverse on the right engine in an attempt at regaining directional control. The plane veered off the side of the runway, traversed a dirt field, an active taxiway, and a vehicle service road. The airplane came to rest about 192 feet south of the runway's left edge. The forward half of the airplane's fuselage was imbedded in an airport T-hangar, damaging three light aircraft and a car.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage and was probably damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain directional control during the rejected takeoff. The loss of directional control was caused by the crew's failure to follow prescribed pretakeoff and takeoff checklist procedures to ensure the both propellers were out of the start locks. Contributing factors were the failure of the crew to follow normal company procedures during takeoff, the failure of the flightcrew to recognize an abnormal propeller condition during takeoff, and a lack of crew coordination in performing a rejected takeoff."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Accident number: LAX02FA300
Download report: Summary report



photo of Swearingen-SA227-AC-Metro-II-N343AE
accident date: 29-09-2002
type: Swearingen SA227-AC Metro II
registration: N343AE
photo of Swearingen-SA227-AC-Metro-II-N3112K
accident date: 29-09-2002
type: Swearingen SA227-AC Metro II
registration: N3112K

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 Hawthorne Airport, CA et Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ est de 603 km (377 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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