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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 12 April 1996
Time:19:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Alas del Sur
Registration: LV-WNY
C/n / msn: TC-313
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10-511C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD) (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentina
Destination airport:Trelew Airport, CB (REL/SAVT), Argentina
Narrative:
During a night time takeoff from Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD) the airplane's nose gear collided with a dog that suddenly crossed the runway. Takeoff was continued, but the crew received a 'low hydraulic pressure' warning. The airplane circled for 100 minutes to burn fuel before a landing back at Comodoro Rivadavia was accomplished.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The nose gear of the aircraft impacted a large dog at the time of rotation during takeoff, causing damage to the aircraft due to the unforeseen crossing. Contributing factors: existing developments in the perimeter fence of the airfield.



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Distance from Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB to Trelew Airport, CB as the crow flies is 334 km (209 miles).

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