Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 11 February 1988
Time:17:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20
Operator:Nevada Flyco
Registration: N287W
C/n / msn: 194
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:7163
Engines: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), United States of America
Destination airport:Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG), United States of America
Narrative:
The Falcon 20 landed at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV (HLG) runway 03 following an ILS approach. Shortly after touchdown the pilot-in-command saw a deer ahead on the runway. Before he could take evasive action the airplane struck two deer. Afterwards brake pressure was lost. The pilot steered the aircraft onto grass off the right side of the runway to avoid going past the runway end and down a hill. Examination revealed that the deer were struck with the left main gear, fracturing a hydraulic brake line.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Landing gear,normal brake system..disabled
Object..animal(s)
Clearance..not possible

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH to Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, WV as the crow flies is 106 km (66 miles).

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