Runway excursion Accident Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III HB-LNB, Friday 8 January 1982
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Date:Friday 8 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Registration: HB-LNB
MSN: AC-470
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN)
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft ran off the left side of runway 14 during landing, damaging the front gear, the front fuselage and propeller. All occupants escaped uninjured.

CAUSE (translated from German):
The accident was due to a fault in the nose landing gear system, ie by a
- Poor design and / or
- Manufacturing defects and / or
- Impurities in the hydraulic system
which caused incorrect position of the mode valve.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Report number: Nr. 1066
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


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