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Last updated: 23 April 2018
Datum:woensdag 21 januari 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Jet Express
Registratie: N200JE
Constructienummer: 133
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:8378
Motoren: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), Verenigde Staten
The Falcon 20 touched down on runway 08L and the pilot activated the airplane's thrust reversers. The right engine thrust reverser partially deployed and the left engine thrust reverser fully deployed. The airplane began to yaw to the left and started making full circles on the runway before going off the side of the runway.
After the accident, the airplane was bought by Dodson International Parts and moved to a scrapyard in Rantoul, KS.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight planning/decision to land on the contaminated runway, the stuck thrust reverser solenoid resulting in partial deployment of the right engine thrust reverser, and the pilot's inability to maintain directional control of the airplane due to the asymmetric thrust combined with a contaminated runway. Factors contributing to the accident were the wet, snow-covered runway, the airport's failure to remove the snow from the runway, and the pilot's failure to recognize the reported hazardous runway conditions by air traffic control."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 161 days (5 months)
Accident number: DEN04FA041
Download report: Summary report



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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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