Aviation Photo #0569080 Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II - Scenic Airlines

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Seen approaching the holding point runway 27. Built in 1977. Other serials - ZK-MES with Pacifica Air, N65SA with Inland Enpire Airlines, and also N220KC with Aviation Services Incorporated and Bradley Flying Service Incorporated. Sadly, W/O August 17, 1993 at HFD with Aviation Services Incorporated as N220KC operating FRG-HFD. Crew forgot to lower landing gear. Propellers hit runway and crew tried to go around. Aircraft hit stone wall and crashed into Connecticut River and sank - 2 fatalities r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Scenic Airlines
    Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II
    Swearingen SA-226 Merlin IV/Metro
    Swearingen SA-226 Merlin IV/Metro
    Swearingen
    TC-231
    N65SA
    San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field
    California
    USA
    January 1978
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