Accident Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter N563TR, Sunday 3 March 2024
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Date:Sunday 3 March 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter
Owner/operator:Kolob Canyons Air Services
Registration: N563TR
MSN: AT-563
Year of manufacture:1983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Smyrna Airport (MQY/KMQY), Liberty, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Smyrna Airport, TN (MQY/KMQY)
Destination airport:Arlington Municipal Airport, TX (KGKY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he and the co-pilot had just begun to taxi to the runway from their hangar. The airplane traveled about 150 ft when the ground gave way (sink hole due to a broken water main) under the left main landing gear. The landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damaged to the left wing spar and lower fuselage. The left engine propeller blades were also damaged.

Probable Cause: The airplane encountered a sink hole while taxiing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

ex N563UP



Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

04-Mar-2024 15:06 ASN Added
04-Mar-2024 15:07 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
04-Mar-2024 15:07 ASN Updated [Narrative]
04-Mar-2024 15:09 ASN Updated
15-Mar-2024 21:29 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Source, Damage, Category, Accident report]
16-Mar-2024 09:05 ASN Updated [Date]
06-May-2024 12:12 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Photo]

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