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Last updated: 25 June 2018
Datum:Samstag 27 November 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20DC
Betrieben durch:Smith Air
Gemietet von :RBS Aviation Group
Kennzeichen: N216SA
Werknummer: 16
Baujahr: 1965
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF700
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), USA
Flug nach:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), USA
While on final approach to runway 10L at the Boise Air Terminal (BOI), the captain instructed the first officer to lower the landing gear. After the gear handle was placed in the down position, the pilots noted that the down-and-locked indication (green light) for the left main gear was not illuminated. The pilots completed the abnormal gear extension procedures but were unable to extend the left main gear.
After confirming that the left main gear was not extended, the pilot was cleared to land on runway 10L. During the landing roll-out, the aircraft skidded off the runway, and came to rest on the north side of the runway. The aircraft received substantial damage to the left aileron and leading edge devices.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the forward gear door lock pin. An inoperative landing gear door and inadequate maintenance inspection of the aircraft were factors."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: SEA00LA025
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE to Boise Air Terminal, ID as the crow flies is 1671 km (1045 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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