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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:xx ABR 1980
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Metro III
Operador:Fairchild
Registración: N5498M
Numéro de série: AT-070
Año de Construcción: 1979
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Prueba
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Metro III prototype aircraft departed San Antonio (SAT) on a routine test flight to evaluate a prototype propeller design. The gear were retracted after lift-off, but the right main showed 'unsafe'. A visual check by the co-pilot showed that the gear was up and doors were closed tight. After completing the planned tests, aircraft returned and began the approach, but the right main failed to extend. Several hours were spent burning off excess fuel and trying all means to get the gear down without success. It was finally decided to land with all gear up and both props feathered to minimize damage.

Fuentes:
» E-mail from Hollis M. Kimball, 27-6-2006


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photo of Swearingen-SA226-AT-Metro-III-N5498M
accident date: ??-04-1980
type: Swearingen SA226-AT Metro III
registration: N5498M
photo of Swearingen-SA226-AT-Metro-III-N5498M
accident date: ??-04-1980
type: Swearingen SA226-AT Metro III
registration: N5498M
 

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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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