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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Datum:donderdag 9 november 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Superior Aviation
Registratie: N731AC
Constructienummer: TC-255
Bouwjaar: 1978
Aantal vlieguren:20885
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UE-511G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN (FWA/KFWA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), Verenigde Staten
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fort Wayne Municipal Airport/Baer Field, IN en Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI bedraagt 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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