Preliminiary Report: Metro Skids on Landing

 - January 29, 2010, 6:08 AM

Fairchild (M7 Aerospace is the current TC holder) Metro III, Somerset, Ky., Jan. 2, 2010–The twin turboprop was substantially damaged after it skidded off the runway, went down an embankment and hit the airport boundary fence. According to the pilot, the aircraft’s nosewheel locked during the landing roll, causing the aircraft to veer to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder, but he was unable to regain control. The aircraft suffered damage to its right wing, which was folded back just outboard of the wing flap. The flight crew and sole passenger were uninjured. The aircraft was operated by Locair under Part 135.