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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 18 Januar 1974
Zeit:18:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Fluggesellschaft:Cauble Enterprises
Kennzeichen: N7824M
Werknummer: 42
Baujahr: 1966
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL, USA
Flug nach:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), USA
Unfallbericht:
The pilot requested a straight in approach, but was cleared for a circling ILS approach. A rain shower passed the airport and an 8-knot 158-202 degree tailwind was present as the Falcon 20 approached the field. After touchdown the plane hydroplaned. The pilot did not deploy the drag chute and the plane overran the wet runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used misc.equipment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
FACTORS:
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by radio
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Informationsquelle:
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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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