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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:vrijdag 6 mei 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Western Air
Registratie: C6-REX
Constructienummer: AC-649
Bouwjaar: 1986
Aantal vlieguren:31217
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-612G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Nassau International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Andros Airport (SAQ/MYAN), Bahamas
Vluchtnummer: 503
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III sustained substantial damage in a landing accident.
Western Air flight 503 departed Nassau, Bahamas on a passenger flight to San Andros, Bahamas. When the aircraft touched down at San Andros, the left main gear collapsed and the propeller struck the runway surface. The pilots were able to take off again and flew the aircraft back to Nassau Airport.
Upon landing the left main gear collapsed completely and the airplane came to rest on the runway with the left hand wingtip contacting the runway. There were no reported injuries to passengers or crew.

Probable Cause:

The Authorities determined the probable cause of this accident as:
Failure of the left main drag brace.
Additional Factor:
C6-REX was overweight at the time of this flight

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 53 days (2 months)
Accident number: A0516317
Download report: Final report


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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 Nassau International Airport en San Andros Airport bedraagt 58 km (36 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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