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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 Mai 1985
Zeit:17:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 50
Fluggesellschaft:William Wrigley Jr. Co.
Kennzeichen: N1181G
Werknummer: 72
Baujahr: 1981
Betriebsstunden:1373
Triebwerk: 3 Garrett TFE731-3-1C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lake Geneva Municipal Airport, WI (XES) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Chicago-Palwaukee Municipal Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), USA
Flug nach:Lake Geneva Municipal Airport, WI (XES), USA
Unfallbericht:
High sink rate on short final. The Falcon touched down 13 feet short of the runway and the gear collapsed after contacting the runway edge. Tail caught fire prior to coming to a stop 2900 feet down the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
judgment..poor..pilot in command
proper descent rate..uncontrolled..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
terrain condition..runway
terrain condition..mountainous/hilly
weather condition..gusts
proper touchdown point..not obtained..pilot in command

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Chicago-Palwaukee Municipal Airport, IL to Lake Geneva Municipal Airport, WI as the crow flies is 68 km (43 miles).

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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