Accident Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III N2671V, Monday 16 August 1999
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Date:Monday 16 August 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Owner/operator:Merlin Express
Registration: N2671V
MSN: AC-437
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:19317 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-11U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT)
Destination airport:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on a training flight out of San Antonio, the instructor told the student to execute 'a no flap landing due to a simulated hydraulic pump failure.
The student pilot maneuvered the airplane to intercept the ILS (instrument landing system) 12R approach, established the airplane on the approach and called for the "Emergency Gear Extension Checklist." The instructor stated that the landing gear could not be extended until landing was assured, but he forgot to lower the gear afterwards. The Metro III plane landed wheels up and slid off the side of the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The instructor pilot's failure to complete the Emergency Gear Extension Checklist, resulting in the inadvertent wheels-up landing. A factor was the instructor pilot's fatigued condition. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW99FA223
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Scramble 244

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 December 1982 N2671V Pioneer Airlines 0 Gillette, WY sub



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF); March 1998

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