Accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II XA-UKP, Tuesday 2 June 2015
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Date:Tuesday 2 June 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Owner/operator:Aeronaves TSM
Registration: XA-UKP
MSN: TC-376
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:26985 hours
Cycles:37207 flights
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-10UA-511G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Querétaro Airport (QRO) -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO/MMQT)
Destination airport:Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO/MMQT)
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II turboprop aircraft was destroyed when it burst into flames after impacting the side of a highway, shortly after takeoff from Querétaro Airport (QRO), Mexico.
The aircraft operated on a post-maintenance test flight and took off from runway 09 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport at 14:21 hours local time. It was cleared to climb to 12,500 feet towards an area to the west of the airfield.
Control was lost after passing an altitude of 9000 feet. The aircraft impacted the side of Highway 57 Querétaro-Mexico City close to the TransporMex building, some 11 km southwest of the airport.

Probable cause:
"Loss of control of the aircraft in flight due to an undetermined cause, however the examination of the wreckage reveals that there was no mechanical failure that could have influenced the normal operation of the aircraft, resulting in impact control of the terrain".
Contributing factors:
- Lack of coordination and effective communication between ground staff and flight crew
- Lack of adequate supervision of operations by the operator.
- Lack of a safety culture of the operator


17:45 UTC / 12:45 local time:
MMQT 021745Z 12007KT 12SM FEW025 23/08 A3030 RMK 8/100

18:45 UTC / 13:45 local time:
MMQT 021845Z 03005KT 14SM SCT025TCU 24/06 A3027 RMK 8/200

19:45 UTC / 14:45 local time:
MMQT 021945Z 08012KT 10SM BKN025TCU BKN250 25/07 A3025 RMK 8/202

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Report number: ACC/DT/AF/A/032/2016 MMQT
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report

El Universal
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)

History of this aircraft

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photo (c) aeroprints; Toluca Airport (TLC/MMTO); 06 May 2010; (CC:by-sa)

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