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Last updated: 4 April 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Januar 2018
Zeit:18:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AT Merlin IVC
Fluggesellschaft:Ameriflight
Kennzeichen: N561UP
Werknummer: AT-561
Baujahr: 1983
Betriebsstunden:23398
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport, WY (RKS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Flug nach:Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport, WY (RKS/KRKS), USA
Flugnummer:A8183
Unfallbericht:
The pilot reported that, while taxing with a tailwind, he realized the airplane was moving too fast and applied brakes and reverse thrust of the engines. He added that he attempted to turn but was unable, and a strong crosswind "forced" the airplane to the left and off of the airport parking ramp. Subsequently, the airplane struck a lamp post and came to rest.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported, that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 280° at 21 knots, gusting to 27 knots.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while taxiing in gusting tailwind conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: GAA18CA098
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Informationsquelle:
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» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Swearingen-SA227-AT-Merlin-IVC-N561UP
accident date: 10-01-2018
type: Swearingen SA227-AT Merlin IVC
registration: N561UP
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Salt Lake City International Airport, UT to Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport, WY as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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