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Accident description
Last updated: 28 September 2016
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 29 June 1989
Time:00:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20DC
Operator:Phoenix Air
Registration: N125CA
C/n / msn: 208
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:13547
Engines: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Cartersville Airport, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cartersville Airport, GA (KVPC), United States of America
Destination airport:Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL (MGM/KMGM), United States of America
Narrative:
Impacted trees, while in a shallow, left descending turn shortly after takeoff from runway 36 at night. The Falcon hit a powerline support tower before coming to rest.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot-in-command (PIC) to assure that the aircraft maintained a climb profile after takeoff. Factors related to the accident were: dark night, the crew's lack of visual perception at night, the PIC's lack of rest (fatigue), and the copilot's failure to attain remedial action."

Sources:
» NTSB


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HB-VCA ended up as N125CA
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Distance from Cartersville Airport, GA to Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL as the crow flies is 247 km (154 miles).

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