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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Date:XX JUN 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
Operator:Sunshine Express Airlines
Registration: VH-SEY
MSN: DC-800B
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-12U-701G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The Metro 23 aircraft was undergoing maintenance at Brisbane (BNE) during which flammable chemicals were used inside the cockpit. Power was applied to the aircraft and the fumes ignited, causing an explosion that blew out the bottom of the cockpit and injuries to the engineer who switched on power. The engineer was thrown to the rear of the cabin by the blast.

Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

» Ben S. (E-mail 26-8-2007)


photo of Swearingen-SA227-DC-Metro-23-VH-KDT
accident date: ??-06-2006
type: Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
registration: VH-KDT
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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