Preliminary Accident Reports

November 1999 Issue

Aug. 16, San Antonio, Texas / Swearingen SA-227-AC

At 1733 CDT, a Swearingen SA-227-AC was substantially damaged when it landed gear-up at San Antonio International Airport. The instructor and commercial pilot student were not injured. The student was undergoing first officer training for the Swearingen SA-227-AC. The pilots stated that they were completing the last approach and landing for the flight. The instructor told the student to execute “a no flap landing due to a simulated hydraulic pump failure.” The student established the airplane on the approach and called for the “Emergency Gear Extension Checklist.” The instructor stated that the gear could not be extended until landing was assured. The landing gear was not extended. The stude...

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