Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Querétaro: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 2015 at 1435 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UKP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Querétaro - Querétaro
MSN:
TC-376
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Three engineers of the operator and a crew of two were on board the airplane to complete a post maintenance test flight. Few minutes after take off from Querétaro Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion on a highway located some 11 km south of the airfield. All five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II near Mount Seymour: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2015 at 0708 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GSKC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Vancouver - Prince George
MSN:
TC-235
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
CA066
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Vancouver Airport at 0702LT on a cargo flight to Prince George and disappeared from radar screens six minutes later. The wreckage was eventually spotted a day later on the slope of a mountain located near Mount Seymour, northeast of Vancouver. A fuselage and a wing have been found, but nothing else according to a JRCC official.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Lanseria

Date & Time: Jun 13, 2010 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-ZOC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lanseria - Polokwane
MSN:
TC-293
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6900
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1630
Copilot / Total hours on type:
35
Aircraft flight hours:
27532
Aircraft flight cycles:
27353
Circumstances:
Two flight crew members accompanied by thirteen passengers departed from FALA to FAPP. The flight was uneventful until during the approach to land on Runway 05 at FAPP. The flight crew selected landing gear down and observed a red light which indicate undercarriage unsafe. The flight crew reported the situation to FAPP Air Traffic Control (ATC). FAPP ATC gave instruction to do a missed approach at low level fly-past. The intention was to conduct a visual inspection of the undercarriage to determine its condition. The ATC observed that the left main gear had not extended. FAPP ATC gave an instruction to the flight crew, to hold over the beacon (BHV), where they could attempt to extend the gear by means of normal and emergency procedure. The flight crew was not successful and undercarriage remained retracted. The flight crew returned to FALA with the intention to carry out an emergency landing. FALA ATC give instructions to the flight crew to hold over the beacon (LIV), to again attempt the normal and emergency undercarriage extension procedures. But jet again; the flight crew was unsuccessful to lower the left main gear. ATC then instructed that the aircraft should execute the emergency landing on Runway 24R. During short finals overhead the threshold, prior to touchdown, the flight crew shut down both engines, feathered the propellers and switched off all the electronics. The aircraft landed and came to a gradual stop on its lower fuselage on the centreline of the runway.
Probable cause:
The pilot executed a belly “wheels up” emergency landing after the left main landing gear failed to extend.
Contributory Factors:
The new tyres installed on the main landing gear wheels were not in compliance with the instructions of the Fairchild Service Letter 226-SN-131.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Norway House

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2006 at 0834 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTNV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Norway House
MSN:
TC-239E
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
PAG105
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Captain / Total hours on type:
4500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
15
Circumstances:
On landing, the aircraft veered off runway 05/23 and the left undercarriage was torn off while hitting rocky terrain. The left and nose gear collapsed. Nobody was hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Reus

Date & Time: Jan 31, 2004 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-HCU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Reus-Barcelone
MSN:
TC-390
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
2700.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
360
Circumstances:
During take off roll on runway 07, at a speed of 80 knots, nose gear collapsed. Aircraft was stopped and both pilots escaped without injuries. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. It should be positionned to Barcelona for maintenance.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Denver

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2003 at 0555 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N60U
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Denver-Garden City
MSN:
TC-232
YOM:
1977
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13285
Aircraft flight hours:
25932
Circumstances:
While taxiing for takeoff, the aircraft collided with another Swearingen SA226TC Metro III. Registered N340AE, it was also flying for Key Lime Air. The collision occurred after the pilot did not stop on taxiway. Pilot error.

Crash of a Swearingen SA226AC Metro II in Grand Junction

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2003 at 0721 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N332BA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rifle-Grand Junction
MSN:
TC-222E
YOM:
1976
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2419
Captain / Total hours on type:
140.00
Aircraft flight hours:
23972
Circumstances:
On a cargo flight from Rifle to Grand Junction, Colorado, the pilot completed the approach checklis. After deploying undercarriage, three green lights appeared on the panel and the pilot completed his landing. The aircraft landed on its main landing gear and the nose drop past level and struck the runway surface. The aircraft skidded for approximately 3,000 feet before stopping on the main runway. The investigations will try to understand why the nose gear did not extend despite the fact that three green lights were on.