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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Fecha:domingo 24 abril 2016
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Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IVA
Registración: EC-GFK
Numéro de série: AT-062
Año de Construcción: 1977
Horas Totales de la Célula:16099
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA-511G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Gerona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) (   España)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gerona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO/LEGE), España
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gerona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO/LEGE), España
A Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IVA cargo plane, registered EC-GFK, suffered a landing accident at Gerona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO), Spain. The aircraft operated on a local training flight.
The flight took off from runway 20 and two landings were carried out, followed by two touch-and-goes. The aircraft then circled for a full stop landing. The undercarriage was not deployed and the aircraft landed gear-up.
After it came to rest, the left engine caught fire, but this was quickly subdued.

Probable Cause:

Causas/Factores contribuyentes
La causa del accidente fue que no se llegó a actuar por parte de la tripulación sobre la palanca que sirve para desplegar el tren de aterrizaje.
Se identiica como factor contribuyente la inadecuada presentación, en los manuales de operación del operador, de las tareas de vuelo que corresponden realizar a cada tripulante, y el momento en que esas tareas deben ser realizadas.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 192 days (6 months)
Accident number: A-013/2016
Download report: Final report

METAR Weather report:
14:30 UTC / 16:30 local time:
METAR LEGE 241430Z 18010KT 150V210 9999 FEW020 BKN030 15/09 Q1011

15:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
METAR LEGE 241500Z 18009KT 150V210 9999 FEW020 BKN040 15/09 Q1011
Wind 180 degrees at 9 knots, varying between 150 and 210 degrees; Visibility 10+ km; few clouds at 2000 feet, broken clouds at 4000 feet; Temperature 15°C; Dew point 9°C; QNH 1011 mb

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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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