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Date:xx AVR 1980
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Metro III
Compagnie:Fairchild
Immatriculation: N5498M
Numéro de série: AT-070
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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