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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Date:vendredi 20 mai 1983
Heure:ca 14:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-100
Compagnie:Metro Airlines
Immatriculation: N935MA
Numéro de série: SH.3032
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Beaumont Municipal Airport, TX (BMT) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
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Aéroport de destination:-
The Shorts 330-100, registered N935MA, operated on a scheduled passenger service from Beaumont Municipal Airport (BMT), Texas to Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Texas. While en route to Houston, the airport was closed in the aftermath of a storm. The flight crew decided to return to Beaumont. One of the flight crew members began securing the airplane. The props were strapped and with the darkening skies he assisted in sandbagging the tires.
It soon became very dark as a result of the approaching storm. A tornado then raged over the airport. The terminal roof collapsed and the Shorts 330 was tossed upside down with both wings twisted.

The aircraft was moved to Bates City where it was withdrawn from use.

» Eyewitness description by Steve Adams


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