Swearingen

Five Dead in Aeronaves Metro II Accident

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
By George Hatcher

An Aeronaves turboprop took off from Querétaro Airport, and impacted beside Highway 57 (Querétaro-Mexico City) then burst into flame. The Aeronaves TSM plane was on a post-maintenance test flight, with four (or five) aboard. The accident occurred about 11 km southwest of the airport. Firefighters, federal police and a Mexican army team rushed to... »

Bolivian Plane Crashes, Killing , Passenger Manifest

Sunday, November 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Bolivian Plane Crashes, Killing , Passenger Manifest

Updated An Aerocon Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner en route from the Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Airport developed a problem as it caught fire upon landing at 4 p.m. at Riberalta Airport. Three officials of the Governorate of Beni were aboard. The Bolivian aircraft came to rest wheels up and was consumed by the fire. Of... »

Crash Kills Six Month Old Baby

Monday, December 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

December 22, 2012, at 18:13 a Perimeter Aviation/ Kivalliq Air Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III en route from Winnipeg to Sanikiluaq airport crashed during its second approach. The flight had two crew and seven passengers. One of the passengers died when the plane crashed at the end of the runway. The plane was landing during... »

Bemidji Aviation Flight Gear Collapse

Sunday, November 11, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Bemidji Aviation/UPS Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner Where: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport When: Nov 9 2012 8 p.m. Who: pilot Why: The Bemidji Aviation plane was on a UPS flight attempting to land when the left rear wheel collapsed. The plane veered off the runway and came to a stop. There were no injuries and... »

Missing Plane found

Sunday, July 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

Missing Cargo Plane update What: Air Class Lineas Aereas Swearingen SA227-C Metro en route from Montevideo to Ezeiza Argentina Where: Carrasco Airport When: Jun 6th 2012 Who: 2 crew Why: The missing plane was located just south of Flores Island and parts of the plane have been recovered. The two pilots are still missing.... »

Search ongoing for Missing Air Class Cargo plane

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
Search ongoing for Missing Air Class Cargo plane

The plane pictured is not #CX-LAS, the missing plane. Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alberto U What: Air Class Líneas Aéreas Swearingen SA227AC Metro III en route from Montevideo to Buenos Aires Where: Rio Plata Uruguay When: June 6 2012 Who: 2 aboard Why: Ten minutes into the flight,... »

Update: Aerocon Found in Bolivian Amazon Jungle, One Survivor

Saturday, September 10, 2011
By George Hatcher
Update: Aerocon Found in Bolivian Amazon Jungle, One Survivor

One of the SA-227’s in the Aerocon fleet. CP-2548 is missing. (CP-2527 is pictured ) Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Robert Domandl Minor Vidal, the sole survivor was found in the Amazon jungle. Minor said “I did not eat anything, nothing, just drank my urine when I was thirsty.... »

Bolivia Flight Missing, 9 aboard

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
Bolivia Flight Missing, 9 aboard

One of the SA-227’s in the Aerocon fleet. CP-2548 is missing. (CP-2527 is pictured Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Robert Domandl What: Aerocon Swearingen SA-227 Metroliner en route from Santa Cruz to Trinidad Bolivia Where: Trinidad When: Sep 6th 2011 Who: 7 passengers, 2 crew Why: On final approach... »

Boeing Field: Wind Shear Knocks Propeller Prop for a loop

Sunday, March 13, 2011
By George Hatcher
Boeing Field: Wind Shear Knocks Propeller Prop for a loop

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Erick Lopez Collection What: Ameriflight Fairchild SA-227-AC Metro III en route from Lewiston to Seattle Boeing Airfield Where: Seattle When: Mar 10th 2011, Who: pilot Why: On landing in wind shear conditions, the pilot came in with late clearance to land, and veered off... »

Survivors Have Rights Too

Monday, February 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Survivors Have Rights Too

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Andrei Visan What is a life worth? It appears that Manx2 Airlines doesn’t think a life is worth very much. Manx2 denied an advance payment of more than £15,000 to cover the costs of a crash survivor (Cork Airport) to fly by aircraft from... »

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