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Last updated: 16 September 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 18 December 1992
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 10
Operating for:Manchester Group
Leased from:Torrey Leasing Company
Registration: N50TE
C/n / msn: 86
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:4657
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-1C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:McCall Airport, ID (MYL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:McCall Airport, ID (MYL/KMYL), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Narrative:
During the takeoff roll on a contaminated runway, the copilot noted a lack of acceleration. Just beyond midfield, the copilot called for an abort, however, the pilot elected to continue. The airplane did not reach Vr and the pilot attempted to rotate the airplane at the end of the runway. The airplane collided with and travelled through a five foot high snowbank and came to rest in a field approximately 500 feet from the end of the runway.
During the postcrash investigation, evidence indicated that the parking brake had been in the intermediate position or 23 percent of maximum braking. The parking brake warning light was found to operate correctly if the panel lights were set in the bright light position. In the dim position, the warning light was inoperative. During the on site investigation, the panel lights were found in the dim position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the flight crew to follow the checklist and release the parking brake before takeoff. The inoperative parking brake warning light and the failure of the pilot to abort the takeoff were factors."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: SEA93FA040
Download report: Summary report

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from McCall Airport, ID to San Diego International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1345 km (841 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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