Accident Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter N247DH, Tuesday 15 November 2022
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Date:Tuesday 15 November 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter
Registration: N247DH
MSN: AT-626B
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Pewaukee, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW)
Destination airport:Waukesha Airport, WI (UES/KUES)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Ameriflight flight 7141, a Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground near Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
The flight crew reported to the NTSB that the airplane was on an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 10 at the Waukesha Airport, WI (UES) when the accident occurred. After air traffic control (ATC) cleared them for the approach and the airplane intercepted the localizer and glideslope for the approach, the flight crew noticed that the command bars on the airplane's flight director were indicating a climbing right turn. At that time, the autopilot was in approach mode and was tracking the localizer and glideslope.
The flight crew disconnected the autopilot and continued the approach, manually flying the airplane. Once the autopilot disconnected, the airplane immediately rolled to the right. The flying pilot and the non-flying pilot both got on the controls and increased engine power to attempt to regain control of the airplane. They were able to level the airplane; however, it impacted the ground at the Western Lakes Golf Club in a near wings level attitude, about 6 km short of runway 10 at Waukesha County Airport (UES).
During the accident sequence the airplane went through trees which separated the wings from the airplane.
Both flight crew members received minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The aircraft carried 56 dogs; all survived.

Visibility at the time was limited due to snowfall. Fifteen minutes before the accident, visibility at UES was reported to be 800 m.


14:45 UTC / 08:45 local time:
KUES 151445Z 06006KT 1/2SM -SN OVC003 M01/M01 A3025

15:45 UTC / 09:45 local time:
KUES 151545Z 06005KT 3/4SM -SN OVC005 M01/M01 A3024

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA037
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




photo (c) AJ Riccobono; Pewaukee, WI; 16 November 2022

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