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Last updated: 29 September 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 18 janvier 1974
Heure:18:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Compagnie:Cauble Enterprises
Immatriculation: N7824M
Numéro de série: 42
Année de Fabrication: 1966
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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

Sources:
» NTSB


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