Aircraft Photo of N23AZ | Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II | Cochise Airlines | #59514
Registration / Serial:N23AZ
Aircraft Original Type:Swearingen SA-26 Merlin
Aircraft Generic Type:Swearingen SA-226 Merlin IV/Metro
Aircraft Version:Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II
C/n (msn):TC-260
Operator / Titles:Cochise Airlines
Aircraft Name:City of Yuma
City / Airport:Tucson - InternationalMap
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KTUS   IATA: TUS   Local: TUS   Other: -
Photo Date:March 1982
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 59514
Photo Comment

Delivered to Cochise Airlines in October 1978, the "City of Yuma" is pictured as the airline was withdrawing it from service. Cochise ceased flying in 1982 and the aircraft was bought by Air Virginia in April 1984. After the airline changed their name to AVAir, the Metro was written off in a non-fatal accident when both engines failed in icing conditions and the aircraft was damaged during a forced landing on December 17, 1987.

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