ASN Aircraft accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II N398KL Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, KS (ICT)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Thursday 15 December 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Key Lime Air
Registration: N398KL
MSN: TC-398
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, KS (ICT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Dodge City Municipal Airport, KS (DDC/KDDC), United States of America
Destination airport:Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, KS (ICT/KICT), United States of America
Key Lime Air flight 147, a Swearingen Metro II cargo plane, made an inadvertent gear-up landing on runway 01L at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, KS (ICT).
All 6 props struck the runway, causing tips on all props to break off. The pilot went around and landed without further incident about six minutes later.
A photo from the scene show that blade fragments punctured the fuselage.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: WPR23LA069

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

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Distance from Dodge City Municipal Airport, KS to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, KS as the crow flies is 222 km (139 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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