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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 28 November 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Aero Condor
Registration: N3107P
C/n / msn: AC-496
First flight: 1981-12-21 (19 years)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Trujillo Airport (TRU) (   Peru)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Trujillo Airport (TRU/SPRU), Peru
The Metro III departed Lima around 05:30 for a cargo flight to Trujillo. The flight crew had reported a complete loss of hydraulic power prior to initiating the approach. The flight crew was not able to extend the right main landing gear due to a leak in a hydraulic line in the right landing gear well. The runway was foamed and the crew performed an emergency landing with the other two landing gears extended.


Forced landing on runway

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photo of Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III N3107P
N3107P was leased by Air Condor in December 1993.
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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 Lima-Callao International Airport to Trujillo Airport as the crow flies is 488 km (305 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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