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Last updated: 20 November 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 4 maart 1975
Tijd:06:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:LTV Aerospace
Registratie: N990L
Constructienummer: 43
Bouwjaar: 1966
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dallas-Hensley Field NAS, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dallas-Hensley Field NAS, TX, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Washington (unknown airport), DC, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The horizontal stabilizer had been inspected prior to departure, but it was left in the full nose down position. On takeoff from runway 17 the Falcon did not rotate. Takeoff was aborted but it overran the wet runway into Mountain Creek Lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - incorrect trim setting
FACTOR(S):
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

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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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