Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Yuma Int'l Airport

Yuma, Arizona 85364
Saturday, January 10, 1987 MST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR RETRACTED AFTER A NORMAL LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE DIRT. CREWMEMBERS STATED THAT THEY OBSERVED THREE GREEN LANDING GEAR POSITION LIGHTS PRIOR TO TOUCH DOWN AND THAT, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A STOP, THE LEFT GEAR IN TRANSIT LIGHT HAD COME ON AND THE GREEN LIGHT WAS OFF. INSPECTION REVEALED NO MALFUNCTION OR PRE-ACCIDENT DEFECT OF THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEM.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/10/1987 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event30 
Event Time ZoneMountain Standard Time 
Event CityYUMA  
Event StateARIZONA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site85364  
Event Date Year1987 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportYUMA INT'L  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDYUM  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation213 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsNight/Dark 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-9 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)340 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1919 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateJan 10 1987 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time115 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information35287 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 13 2000 1:37PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN165SW 
NTSB NumberLAX87LA086  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 135: Air Taxi & Commuter 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameSWEARINGEN  
Aircraft ModelSA227-AC  
Aircraft Series IdentifierSA227-AC  
Aircraft Serial NumberAC514  
Certified Max Gross Weight12500 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft22 
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionJan 1 1987 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours11767 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORP.  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 8300  
Aircraft Owner CitySTANFORD  
Aircraft Owner StateCT 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode06904  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameSKY WEST AIRLINES  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address50 E. 100 SOUTH SUITE 201  
Operator CityST. GEORGE  
Operator StateUT 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code84770  
Operator CodeSWIA 
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notScheduled 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightDomestic 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailPassenger Only 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Unknown 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeIPL  
Departure CityIMPERIAL  
Departure StateCA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:30AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location35  
Runway Length5170 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--