Narrative:The Falcon 20 approached Kermanshah in poor visibility (fog). The wheels contacted the ground some 3km short of the runway. The aircraft crashed and skidded 300m before coming to rest. The plane caught fire. Kermanshah airport has a Flight Information Service, but lacks a control tower. Although the visibility was very poor due to fog, the pilot-in-command elected to land and did not pay sufficient attention to his instruments.
|Date:||Thursday 21 November 1974|
Dassault Falcon 20E
|Operator:||Air Taxi Co.|
|C/n / msn:|| 283|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||3 km (1.9 mls) from Kermanshah Airport (KSH) ( Iran)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Kermanshah Airport (KSH/OICC), Iran|
Reportedly one other crew member survived the accident.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.