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Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 15 april 2003
Tijd:20:41 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Superior Aviation
Registratie: N229AM
Constructienummer: TC-305
Bouwjaar: 1979
Aantal vlieguren:31643
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO (GUC/KGUC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1813
Beschrijving:
While approaching Denver runway 35L, the landing gear was lowered, but did not show three greens. The crew said that this had been a recurring problem with this particular airplane. The landing gear was cycled but this did not solve the problem as it had in the past. After consulting the emergency checklist, the crew felt confident that the landing gear was extended and locked because the hydraulic pressure gauge indicated 2,000 pounds. The airplane landed wheels up. Propeller blade fragments penetrated the fuselage and breached the pressure vessel.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the landing gear system and the flight crew's failure to ascertain that the landing gear was down and locked. A contributing factor was the inadequate maintenance inspections performed by maintenance personnel."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 224 days (7 months)
Accident number: DEN03LA076
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Bronnen:
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photo of Swearingen-SA226-TC-Metro-II-N229AM
accident date: 15-04-2003
type: Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
registration: N229AM
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO en Denver International Airport, CO bedraagt 243 km (152 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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