Aviation Photo #0481312 Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III - American Eagle (Wings West Airlines)

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Seen lining up runway 27. First flight in May 1987. With Wings West Airlines from 1987 until 1992. Other serials - C-FAFZ with ALTA Flights, and also N361AE with Merlin Awys in 1999, & Chautauqua Als in 1996. Sadly, W/O May 5, 2004 at Carepa, Colombia with Aerotransporte Petrolero as HK-4275 routing BOG-Carepa with 5 fatalities. One of engines indicated a failure & apparently a stall situation. Landing gear was down & full flaps when aircraft stalled & hit ground approximately 300 feet short of runway 33.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    American Eagle (Wings West Airlines)
    Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III
    Fairchild SA-227 Merlin IV/Metro/Fairchild 400/Expediter (C-26)
    Fairchild SA-227 Merlin IV/Metro/Fairchild 400/Expediter (C-26)
    San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field
    August 1990
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