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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Date:Friday 8 January 2010
Time:ca 12:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:Aerotaxis Dos Mil
Registration: XA-PCC
C/n / msn: 159
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE/KEGE), United States of America
Destination airport:Chihuahua-Gen Fierro Villalobos Airport (CUU/MMCU), Mexico
A Dassault Falcon 20 corporate jet, registered in Mexico as XA-PCC, was damaged in a runway excursion during takeoff from Eagle County Airport, CO (EGE).
Takeoff was aborted when the airplane blew the left main gear tyre. The captain was unable to stop the airplane in the distance remaining. The airplane proceeded past the departure end of the runway and past the overrun area, 400 feet, into deep snow. Both landing gear collapsed and the right wing was buckled.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew’s improper preflight inspection and failure to remove the main landing gear wheel chock, resulting in damage and subsequent failure of the main landing gear tire during the takeoff roll."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 195 days (7 months)
Accident number: CEN10LA093
Download report: Summary report


Runway excursion

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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 Vail-Eagle County Airport, CO to Chihuahua-Gen Fierro Villalobos Airport as the crow flies is 1211 km (757 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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