ASN Aircraft accident Dassault Falcon 20C N1846 Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 13 March 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:M Air Inc.
Registration: N1846
MSN: 47
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 262 m (860 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), United States of America
Destination airport:Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB/KPKB), United States of America
Hit dirt bank during a touch-and-go. The runway was covered with ice and slush.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
pilot in command - misjudged distance
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: ice/slush on runway

Runway excursion

» Charleston Daily Mail March 13,1968


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dayton Airport, OH to Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV as the crow flies is 244 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Falcon 20

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  • 2nd loss
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