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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 15 Februar 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20DC
Fluggesellschaft:Reliant Airlines
Kennzeichen: N232RA
Werknummer: 232
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF700-2D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), USA
Flug nach:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM), USA
Overran icy runway 16 and went down a steep embankment. Braking action was nil and the drag chute failed to open properly.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper planning/decision by the pilot(s). Factors related to the accident were: icy runway conditions and failure of the drag chute to properly open after it was deployed."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 1 months
Accident number: NYC89FA085
Download report: Summary report



photo of Dassault-Falcon-20DC-N27EV
accident date: 15-02-1989
type: Dassault Falcon 20DC
registration: N27EV

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 Memphis International Airport, TN to Binghamton Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1441 km (901 miles).

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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