Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III, N2699Y: Incident occurred November 30, 2020 at Tuscaloosa National Airport (KTCL), Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida 

Aircraft hydroplaned off the side of the runway on landing.

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Date: 30-NOV-20
Time: 01:58:00Z
Regis#: MDS269
Aircraft Make: SWEARINGEN
Aircraft Model: SW4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135

A crash at the Tuscaloosa Airport yesterday resulted in damages to the runway and a delay in production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Traffic Reporter "Captain" Ray Allen said a plane carrying parts for Mercedes Benz US International was scheduled to arrive in Tuscaloosa yesterday afternoon. The plane was coming in with a very low ceiling and ran off the runway. No one was injured in the accident; however, the aircraft sustained heavy damage.

Allen also says that production at the Mercedes Benz US International plant was delayed for approximately eight (8) hours as a result of the accident.

No further details are available at this time.

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