Ameriflight SW4 at Waukesha on Nov 15th 2022, landed about 2.7nm short of runway

Last Update: November 19, 2022 / 16:46:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Nov 15, 2022


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An Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227 Expediter, registration N247DH performing freight flight AMF-7141 from New Orleans Lakefront,LA to Waukesha,WI (USA) with 3 crew and 53 dogs, was on an ILS approach to Waukesha's runway 10 cleared to land on runway 10 when the aircraft touched down at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee,WI (USA) about 2.75nm short of the threshold of Waukesha's runway 10 at about 09:01L (15:01Z). The three human occupants received minor injuries, the dogs are being checked for injuries. The aircraft received substantial damage.

The local Sheriff Office reported there was a fuel spill of about 300 gallons of fuel following the landing. The aircraft reportedly belly landed on the golf course and went past a number of trees which ripped the wings off the aircraft causing the fuel leaks.

On Nov 19th 2022 the Sheriff Office added that in interviews with both crew the crew stated they were both fighting to maintain control of the aircraft, but then it took a "death dive". The aircraft was being removed on Nov 18th 2022.

Human Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha stated that the transport of the dogs was planned, the dogs are to become available for adoption. As of current a triage has been set up by vets to assess the dogs, none of which received life threatening injuries. In the late evening the society reported the dogs unbelievably only received bumps and scratches.

Workers at the golf club located a few hundred meters away from the accident site reported they heard the aircraft coming and saw it touching down onto the 5th green, passing between two trees, continuing across a swamp, about 100 meters/330 feet across the second fairway, hit and uprooted another tree and came to a stop on the third hole. They immediately rushed towards the aircraft to help, pulled out the three humans and the dogs.

On Nov 16th 2022 the FAA reported the two flight crew and one passenger on board of the aircraft received minor injuries, the damage was unknown and the occurrence was rated an incident (??) while reporting: "AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, WAUKESHA, WI."

The NTSB have opened an investigation.

The aircraft contacting tower and being cleared to land proved the last communication from the aircraft, about a minute later tower began to call the flight "are you on my frequency?".

The approximate touchdown position at the 5th green: N43.0531 W88.3197
The approximate final position at the 3rd hole: N43.0525 W88.3174

Related NOTAMs:
!UES 11/017 UES RWY 10 FICON 5/5/5 75 PCT 1/8IN SLUSH OBS AT 2211151501.
!UES 11/018 UES RWY 10 ALS U/S 2211151702-2211162000EST
!UES 11/019 UES RWY 10 PAPI U/S 2211151704-2211162000
!UES 11/020 UES NAV ILS RWY 10 U/S 2211151709-2211162000EST

KUES 151645Z 05006KT 1/4SM SN OVC003 M01/M01 A3021=
KUES 151545Z 06005KT 3/4SM -SN OVC005 M01/M01 A3024=
KUES 151445Z 06006KT 1/2SM -SN OVC003 M01/M01 A3025=
KUES 151415Z 07008KT 3/4SM -SN OVC007 M01/M02 A3025=
KUES 151345Z 08008KT 1 1/4SM -SN BKN009 BKN018 OVC026 M01/M02 A3026=
KUES 151245Z 07009KT 1 3/4SM -SN OVC018 M01/M02 A3027=
KUES 151145Z 07005KT 2SM -SN OVC022 M01/M02 A3027=
KUES 151135Z AUTO 09008KT 4SM -SN BKN025 BKN032 OVC041 00/M02 A3028 RMK AO2=
KUES 151115Z AUTO 09011G14KT 10SM SCT029 BKN034 OVC041 00/M03 A3028 RMK AO2=
KUES 151055Z AUTO 10008KT 7SM SCT025 OVC032 00/M03 A3029 RMK AO2=
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Incident Facts

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Nov 15, 2022


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