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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190279
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Registration: D-CPSW
C/n / msn: AC-757B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK) -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Skopje Airport (SKP/LWSK)
Destination airport:Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
BinAir flight BID3P, a Metro III cargo plane, suffered a runway excursion during rollout after landing at Cologne Airport's runway 24.
The aircraft was established on the ILS for runway 24 at Cologne Airport, Germany, when the crew noted a difference in engine torque with engine no.1 showing 30% torque and engine no.2 showing 15%. The approach was continued while the first officer voiced his concerns: "This is not great while landing, isn't it?".
After touchdown the engine were at ground idle. Engine no.2 torque decreased to 0% while no.1 remained at 30%.
The aircraft began moving to the right, which could not be countered using differential braking or nose wheel steering.
The captain tried using full reverse on engine no.1 but the engine did not respond. The aircraft went off the side of the runway and crossed an area of grass before coming to halt on one of the two parallel runways (32L). There were no injuries.

The investigation is ongoing but the BFU reported that an examination of the left engine revealed a strong contamination of the Engine Gearbox by engine oil. The propeller governor has been identified as the source.


BFU Bulletin September 2016


Photo of D-CPSW courtesy

Birmingham - International (EGBB / BHX)
14 December 2017; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

21-Sep-2016 06:24 harro Added
21-Sep-2016 07:20 Anon. Updated [Date]
15-Mar-2017 20:33 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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