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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:vrijdag 20 mei 1983
Tijd:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Metro Airlines
Registratie: N935MA
Constructienummer: SH.3032
Bouwjaar: 1979
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Beaumont Municipal Airport, TX (BMT) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
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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The aircraft was moved to Bates City where it was withdrawn from use.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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