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Ameriflight Metroliner Makes Emergency Landing On Golf Course With Precious Cargo of Dogs

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November 15, 2022, Pewaukee, WI - Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227AT with 3 people and 56 dogs on board made an emergency landing on a golf course in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Only non-life-threatening injuries to crew members and puppy dogs were reported. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Bandrunner
Bandrunner 5
They had a wuff time, right enough.
bbabis
bbabis 5
If 300 gallons of fuel was spilled they were landing with plenty of reserves. The metro has had incidences of engine flameout and sometimes dual engine flameouts when accumulated ice build up is suddenly shed from the prop spinners. Very glad all are ok.
tlfys1
tlfys1 6
True, but the captain did a hell of a job with what he had going. I have been in some serious ice with that aircraft before and never had any issues. But I have to agree, given the conditions that was more than likely the reason for this accident.
Airbusbreath
Airbusbreath 3
Nearly forty years ago a guy at my airline turned on both engine anti-ice at the same time in a Metro 3. What he didn't do was turn on the ignition first. (The ignitors were not rated for continuous operation and the ignition switches were awkwardly placed.)

Instant glider, and a very quick reach for the ignition followed by a quick relight and an eventual audience with the feds.

I spent the rest of my career turning on the AI one switch at a time.
marknine
Exactly💪👌
bhayden
Bill Hayden 2
What a great story! A hand-flown ILS approach with 3/4 SM vis and a 300' ceiling. Lose your engines and keep it flying, break out at 300' and dead-stick it into a 300 yard fairway surrounded by residential homes. Sully Jr. deserves a medal, the cutest puppy/dog and an airline job.
Sorak
Sorak 1
Where did you get the timeline and fight conditions? LiveATC has carp audio for this airport.
hangar14
Rick D 3
The cargo was precious but not the crew?
DCKOZAK
Donald Kozak 3
I guess you didn't bother to read the article.
jumpdoc
TJ Kozma 1
Who's a good boy? Oh there's a good boy! Who wants a belly rub?
Sorak
Sorak 1
oh this is the golf course map.

https :// westernlakes .com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/course-map.jpg

Fox reported impact on the 5th, sliding through the marshy area , crossing 2nd and ending up on the 3rd hole. Updated Google Maps shows you that that lake is much less Lake and more ground. Don't know if this site will allow links so I put a bunch of spaces in places so take those out for it to work.
PeterAshby
Peter Ashby 1
Restroom occupied so needed use a tree in a hurry.

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