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9 December 2021

Report: CG beyond rear limit causes controllability issues on Metroliner

9 December 2021

A Swearingen Metro freighter aircraft’s pilot had to use forward pressure on the control column to maintain level flight after ground handlers estimated the weight of freight that was relocated into the aircraft’s nose by feel. This resulted in the aircraft’s centre of gravity falling outside of the rear limit.

Key Lime Metro II involved in mid-air collision with Cirrus SR22 near Denver

13 May 2021

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 (N416DJ) and a Key Lime Air Swearingen Metro II (N280KL) collided on approach to Denver-Centennial Airport, Colorado, USA.

Checklist interruption factor in Metroliner runway excursion, Canada

14 April 2021

The flightcrew’s interruption of a checklist was factor in the February 2020 Metroliner runway excursion accident at Dryden, Canada, according to the newly released investigation report.

Report: Loss of engine oil pressure causes Metro III runway excursion on landing

24 November 2018

TSB Canada concluded that a loss of engine oil pressure caused a loss of propeller control authority on landing and the subsequent upset of the Metro III aircraft.

NTSB: fatal Metroliner crash due loss of control after pilot continued into adverse weather

12 November 2018

The NTSB concluded a fatal Metroliner cargo plane crash in December 2016 was due to the pilot losing control after continuing into adverse weather near Camilla, Georgia, USA.

Metroliner cargo flight turns ugly when loose screwdriver hit propeller during takeoff

11 November 2018

The NTSB published its final report on an accident in which a Metroliner cargo flight returned to land after a loose screwdriver hit a propeller during takeoff, causing damage to prop and fuselage.

Report: Inappropriate maintenance to modifications likely caused loss of control crash in Malta

31 October 2018

A final report concluded that inappropriate maintenance to modifications likely caused the loss of control crash of a Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter during takeoff from Malta in October 2016

Swearingen Metro III suffers runway excursion and gear collapse on takeoff from Saltillo Airport, Mexico

25 May 2018

A Swearingen Metro III suffered a runway excursion and subsequent gear collapse during takeoff from Saltillo Airport, Mexico.

Amaszonas Metroliner suffers runway excursion at Riberalta, Bolivia, after bird strike, aborted takeoff

29 March 2018

TSB recommends substance abuse program following fatal 2015 Metroliner in-flight breakup

3 November 2017

TSB Canada is recommending that Transport Canada work with the aviation industry and employee representatives to develop and implement requirements for a comprehensive substance abuse program, following a fatal Metroliner cargo aircraft accident in 2015.