Accident Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III C-GERW, Friday 18 April 2003
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Date:Friday 18 April 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Owner/operator:Northern Dene Airways
Registration: C-GERW
MSN: AC-479
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-11U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Saskatoon Airport, Saskatchewan -   Canada
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Saskatoon Airport, SK (YXE/CYXE)
Destination airport:Prince Albert Airport, SK (YPA/CYPA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Swearingen Metro, C-GERW operated by Northern Dene Airways as flight KA1050, was starting engines on apron one at Saskatoon. A baggage handler for another operator was towing a train of three baggage carts. The last two baggage carts separated from the train, crossed the apron, and struck the left propeller of the aircraft. One baggage cart was propelled under the aircraft into the right propeller. There were no injuries, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.


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