Accident Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II LV-WDU, Saturday 15 November 1997
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Date:Saturday 15 November 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Owner/operator:Kaikén Líneas Aéreas
Registration: LV-WDU
MSN: TC-310
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Río Grande Airport, TF (RGA) -   Argentina
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Río Gallegos Internacional Airport, SC (RGL/SAWG)
Destination airport:Río Grande Airport, TF (RGA/SAWE)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Metro III passenger plane touched down 800 m down the runway in night time VMC conditions. The copilot had difficulty maintaining direction and the captain assumed control. Nearing the end of the runway, the airplane was steered to the right with brakes and reverse being applied. The airplane ran onto the ground and the left hand prop struck a runway marker.

Durante un aterrizaje nocturno, despiste de la aeronave con impacto en una baliza por efectuar una aproximación demasiado alta, originando el toque a 800 m. de la cabecera y mucha velocidad que no pudo ser neutralizada por el piloto y "ganada" por viento cruzado mal corregido.



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