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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 9 November 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Fluggesellschaft:Superior Aviation
Kennzeichen: N731AC
Werknummer: TC-255
Baujahr: 1978
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UE-511G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA), USA
Flug nach:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), USA
The aircraft struck trees, crashed and caught fire after takeoff from Fort Wayne runway 14. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The indicated failure of the right hand AC bus during takeoff with low ceiling. The factors were the low ceiling, night, and the execssive workload the pilot experienced on takeoff with an electrical failure without a second in command."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Accident number: CHI01FA032
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB id CHI01FA032


photo of Swearingen-SA226-TC-Metro-II-N255AV
accident date: 09-11-2000
type: Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
registration: N255AV

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN to Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI as the crow flies is 311 km (194 miles).

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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