Accident Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23 N820DC, Thursday 14 April 2022
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Date:Thursday 14 April 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23
Owner/operator:Denver Air Connection
Registration: N820DC
MSN: DC-820B
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Garrett TPE331
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
Destination airport:Alliance Municipal Airport, NE (AIA/KAIA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Denver Air Connection flight 4230, a Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23, suffered a nosegear collapse following a rejected takeoff from runway 34L at Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado, USA.
The aircraft had departed from runway 25 at DEN at 12:04 local time as flight 4210. Shortly after takeoff the flight informed Denver Tower that they had a hydraulic pressure issue. After working the checklists the flight crew reported that they needed a long landing and that they were expecting a loss of nosegear stearing after landing. It turned back and landed on runway 16R at 12:29. The aircraft was towed off the runway.

The aircraft was then prepared for flight 4230 later that same day. The flight crew commenced the takeoff roll on runway 34L at 22:12 hours local time but decided to abort at a ground speed of over 100 knots, according to ADS-B data.
While slowly rolling out north of taxiway WD, its nose gear collapsed.
There was damage to the props on both engines and to the nose of the aircraft.

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