Incredibly odd plane (Swearingen Metro)

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I was reading a magazine as I saw a picture of this really odd plane. It is called the Swearingen Metro. A two engine prop that can hold up to 22 people but is usually used for 15-19 people.
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Notice the way the plane looks so long, that it looks like a long tube.

Anyways, has anyone seen or flown on it? And the registration is awesome;)


Yeah, I’ve seen these landing at DUB, CWL and BRS before now. This was the type of aircraft that was involved in that fatal crash at Cork airport a few years back. I think there’s an Air Crash Investigation on it actually.

Love that registration D-COLD


MaxSez: The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner is a 19-seat, pressurised, twin-turboprop airliner first produced by Swearingen Aircraft and later by Fairchild at a plant in San Antonio, Texas, United States. (Wiki))

(Great Catch @Pilotmaster2129)


Rex Regional Express, an Aussie regional airline operates this


Not really that weird looking.

It’s just like a SAAB plane

Long nose coupled with a unique tail design, it does look a bit odd. Multi props with a low wing always look good to me though.


Interesting looking plane, also very unforgiving to fly, or so I heard.

No longer operate these mate, I think some of their subsidiaries still do on a charter basis however

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Love this!

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Not any more.

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We see a few Metro freighters at CLE from time to time.

Seen them everyday

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That’s gotta be the weirdest tail I’ve ever seen…

But also one of the best registrations I’ve ever seen. ;)


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