Unfallbericht:At Lorain (LPR) the Falcon was loaded with 380 pounds of cargo. After rotation from runway 25 at a height of about 15 feet above the runway, a flock of birds from both sides of the runway swarmed in front of the aircraft. Birds were ingested into both engines. This resulted in a complete loss of power on the number two engine. The pilot then called for retraction of the landing gear. The airplane climbed for about 10 seconds, before the copilot observed the gas producer (N1) gauge on the number one engine decay through 50 percent. The stall warning horn sounded, and the pilot adjusted the flight controls for landing. The airplane contacted the runway straight and level at approximately 130 knots, with the landing gear retracted, about 3,000 feet beyond the point of rotation. The airplane overran the runway, struck a fence, crossed a road, and came to rest in a cornfield about 1,000 feet beyond the initial point of ground contact.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 1 September 2005|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Dassault Falcon 20D|
|Fluggesellschaft:||USA Jet Airlines|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 General Electric CF700-2D2|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Lorain County Regional Airport, OH (LPR) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Start (TOF)|
|Flug von:||Lorain County Regional Airport, OH (LPR), USA|
|Flug nach:||Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The ingestion of multiple birds in each engine at takeoff, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power."
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Distance from Lorain County Regional Airport, OH to Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO as the crow flies is 749 km (468 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.