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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 18 January 1974
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:Cauble Enterprises
Registration: N7824M
C/n / msn: 42
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL, United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot requested a straight in approach, but was cleared for a circling ILS approach. A rain shower passed the airport and an 8-knot 158-202 degree tailwind was present as the Falcon 20 approached the field. After touchdown the plane hydroplaned. The pilot did not deploy the drag chute and the plane overran the wet runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
FACTORS:
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by radio
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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