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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 8 novembre 1990
Heure:22:23
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operated by:Comair
On behalf of:Delta Connection
Immatriculation: N445AC
Numéro de série: AC-445
Année de Fabrication: 1981
Heures de vol:15616
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The pilot, a company check airman, and an FAA inspector were on board the Metro III aircraft for a checkride which was intended to reassess the pilot's competency. A maintenance test (aileron rigging) was to be performed in conjunction with the check ride. The airplane departed Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG) at 22:18.
The first maneuver to be performed was a no-flap landing. All three pilots stated that the pilot had difficulty managing the aircraft while in the traffic pattern; airspeeds were too slow, and the pilot was constantly manipulating power. The pilot never called for the before landing checklist, and the aircraft touched down on runway 09R with the landing gear up. The check pilot stated that the landing gear warning horn came on briefly, but the pilot added power and silenced the horn. The FAA inspector was seated in a passenger seat for takeoff and landing, and was not aware that the landing gear was not extended.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to extend the landing gear prior to touchdown. Checkride-induced pressure was a contributing factor, and inadequate supervision by the check pilot was a factor."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: BFO91LA011
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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