Denver Air Connection


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Date:Thursday 14 April 2022
Time:18:29 UTC
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Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
Operator:Denver Air Connection
First flight:1993
Engines:2 Garrett TPE331
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage:Substantial
Location:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (
United States of America)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Alliance Municipal Airport, NE (AIA/KAIA), United States of America
Denver Air Connection flight 4210, a Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23, made a nosegear-up landing at Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado, USA.
The aircraft had departed from runway 25 at DEN at 18:04 UTC. Shortly after takeoff the flight informed Denver Tower that they had a hydraulic pressure issue. After working the checklists the flight crew reported that they needed a long landing and that they were expecting a loss of nosegear stearing after landing.
It turned back and landed with the nosegear retracted on runway 16R at 18:29 UTC.


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That is what happens when you pencil whip all of your maintenance. I bet they try to find a way to MEL it.


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What is it with Denver and Merlins?


Time:c. 21:10
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Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIB
Owner/operator:N360LC LTD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:Minor
Location:Centennial Airport (APA/KAPA), Denver, CO -
United States of America
Departure airport:Central Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI)
Destination airport:Denver-Centennial Airport, CO (APA/KAPA)
Upon landing, a Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIB sustained a partial landing gear collapse and veered off the runway at Centennial Airport (APA/KAPA), Denver, CO.
Both occupants escaped unhurt.


hen teaser
They do cool flying on the charter side, they pretty much end up all over the place. From tiny GA airports to the huge hubs. They're also the last scheduled passenger operator of the Metroliner in the US. Remind 19 people at a time how far we've come.

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
Are Garretts just that loud that you can’t tell if you’re in a convertible or not?
No. In the flight deck Garrett, Pratt, it doesn’t matter. What matters is where the props are in relation to you and how well the airframe blocks sound. The Garrett caravan was definitely quieter in overflight and subjectively quieter inside than the Pratt. I’m sure freighted out poopbox Metros have about as much sound insulation as toilet paper. At least the props are a ways behind the cockpit.
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