Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Denver

Date & Time: May 12, 2021 at 1023 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N280KL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Salida – Denver
MSN:
TC-280
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
LYM970
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight (service LYM970) from Salida to Denver-Centennial. On approach to runway 17L, at a distance of 4,2 km from the threshold, the aircraft collided with a private Cirrus SR22 registered N416DJ. The pilot of the Cirrus was able to activate the CAPS rescue parachute and the aircraft crash landed in a prairie. The crew of the Metro was able to continue the approach and to land without further problem. There were no casualties and both aircraft were damaged beyond repair.

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
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:
The aircraft was on a flight from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Norway House, Manitoba, with two crew members and seven passengers on board. After touchdown on Runway 05, when propeller reverse was selected, the aircraft veered to the left. The crew attempted to regain directional control; however, the aircraft departed the left side of the runway surface, entered an area of loose snow, traversed a shallow ditch, climbed a rocky embankment, and came to rest on its belly with all three landing gears collapsed. The crew and passengers exited the aircraft through the main door stairway and the over-wing exits. There were no reported injuries. The accident occurred during daylight hours at 0834 central standard time.
Probable cause:
Findings as to Causes and Contributing Factors:
1. The left engine fuel control support assembly failed in fatigue and released one of three attachment bolts, which resulted in a slight displacement of the fuel control and changed the propeller control dimension. As a result, Beta pressure was achieved and propeller reverse was available for the left engine before it was available for the right engine.
2. The pilot selected thrust reverse without confirmation that the Beta lights were on for both engines, and the aircraft veered from the runway, most likely as a result of temporary asymmetric thrust.
Finding as to Risk:
1. There is no requirement to include the Beta light call as part of the pre-landing briefing. Briefing this item would remind the pilots of the need to confirm Beta light activation for both engines before application of thrust reverse.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Paris: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 8, 2006 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N629EK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dayton - Harlingen
MSN:
TC-396
YOM:
1980
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5237
Captain / Total hours on type:
164.00
Aircraft flight hours:
15883
Circumstances:
While in cruise flight at 16,000 feet, the pilot requested from ATC and was cleared to make a 360-degree turn to the left. Shortly after this, the pilot requested a 360-degree turn to the right. The pilot then requested radar vectors to the closest airport and was given this. ATC asked the pilot if he had an emergency and the pilot reported he had an asymmetric fuel condition. The pilot then asked for a lower altitude and was cleared by ATC to 4,000 feet. About a minute later the pilot transmitted "Mayday" six times and shortly after this radar and radio contact with the flight was lost. Recorded radar data showed that at 1803:13 the accident airplane was proceeding on a southerly heading at 16,100 feet mean sea level (MSL). At 1803:53 the airplane turned left to a southeasterly heading. At 1804:13 the airplane turned right returning to its original southerly heading. At 1805:14 the accident airplane turned to the right on a southwesterly heading, and maintained that heading until 1809:04 at which time the airplane turned due west and was at an altitude of 15,400 feet. The last radar contact was at 1810:06 at an altitude of 13,800 feet. The airplane wreckage was located due north from this last recorded radar contact. Witnesses observed the airplane descend in a near vertical attitude, collide with the ground, and then explode. Components from all areas of the aircraft structure and flight control surfaces were located at the crash site along with components from both engines and propellers. Impact and post crash fire damage precluded the examination of the airplanes fuel system and components.
Probable cause:
The pilot's inflight loss of control following a reported fuel asymmetry condition for undetermined reasons.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Thompson

Date & Time: May 10, 2005 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FKEX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
York Landing – Thompson
MSN:
TC-332
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
erimeter Aviation flight 914, a Metro II with 17 people on board, was on approach at Thompson, MB. The first officer flew the aircraft during the approach, and encountered turbulence and fluctuating airspeed. The captain took control at 200 feet agl. The aircraft was high and left of centreline. The captain added power, continued the approach and landed hard on runway 23 near the intersection with runway 32. After the aircraft arrived at the apron, a fuel leak was noted. The aircraft was inspected and damage was found in the wheel wells, wing leading edge, engine mounts and a wing-fuselage attachment point. No injuries were reported. Reported winds at 1400Z were 010 at 15-20 kts; 1500Z winds were 350 at 9 kts.