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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183224
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Time:c. 18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Registration: EC-HJC
C/n / msn: TC-318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Saarbrücken Airport (SCN/EDDR) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (PAD/EDLP)
Destination airport:Girona Airport (LEGE)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The aircraft took off from Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (EDLP) at 17:35 for Girona, Spain (LEGE). The flight was performed without passengers or cargo.
During the flight the crew noticed an uneven fuel distribution between the right and left wing tanks. According to the commander, it was necessary to adjust the trim to the stop. Thereupon he decided to make an unscheduled landing in Saarbrücken (EDDR).
At 18:20 the tower controller of Saarbrücken Airport was informed by Langen air traffic control of the impending alternate landing due to a fuel leak.
The commander reported that the aircraft was difficult to control on approach to Saarbrücken Airport. The landing took place at 18:35 at Saarbrücken Airport on runway 27.
After touchdown, the fire department accompanied the aircraft to the parking position.

The serious incident was due to a broken fuel line on the right engine during flight and the leaking fuel caused an imbalance, making the aircraft difficult to control.
The following factors contributed to this event:
- The fuel line was damaged and not installed properly.
- The leakage point was not insulated.
-The procedure to correct a fuel imbalance was not performed.
- There was no standard procedure for handling a fuel leak.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Breaking News Saarland liken und keine Meldung mehr verpassen!

Posted by Breaking News Saarland on Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Photo of EC-HJC courtesy

London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
22 March 2011; (c) Tom Cole

Revision history:

07-Jan-2016 17:39 hydra Added
07-Jan-2016 17:41 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 17:42 harro Updated [Time, Embed code]
07-Jan-2016 17:52 harro Updated [Operator, Photo, ]
15-May-2016 13:23 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-May-2016 13:26 harro Updated [Source]
24-Apr-2020 06:23 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
30-Apr-2020 16:12 harro Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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