Narrative:The Falcon jet departed Moscow-Domodedovo (DME) at 18:36 local time for a flight to Luton (LTN).
|Date:||Wednesday 15 February 2006|
|Type:||Dassault Falcon 20C-5|
|C/n / msn:|| 180|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Total airframe hrs:||10413|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TFE731-5AR-2C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kiel-Holtenau Airport (KEL) (Germany)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia|
|Destination airport:||London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), United Kingdom|
En route over Germany at FL380 the flight attendant inadvertently set off a smoke canister, intended for emergencies, in the cabin. The cabin and cockpit filled with smoke.
At 19:22 hours local time the crew declared an emergency and requested an immediate descent. The flight was overhead Kiel and the crew decided to make an emergency landing there.
The aircraft landed on runway 26 (4134 feet / 1265 m long) but overran the runway end and fell down an embankment.
Conclusions (translated from German report):
The accident is attributable to the following:
- Unintentional ignition of a pyrotechnic distress signal in the passenger cabin
- Emergency caused by fire and smoke
- Misunderstandings in communication
- Failure to use reverse thrust or braking parachute and insufficient use of the wheel brakes
- Improper storage of pyrotechnic signaling means on board
- Inadequate training of the crew by the air carriers regarding the emergency equipment.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to London-Luton Airport as the crow flies is 2502 km (1564 miles).