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Last updated: 22 February 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 17 décembre 2009
Heure:ca 19:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20D
Compagnie:FL Aviation Group Inc.
Immatriculation: N28RK
Numéro de série: 206
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF700-2D
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:18 km (11.3 milles) E of Matthew Town, Great Inagua Island (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Inconnu
Aéroport de départ:Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport (JBQ/MDJB), République Dominicaine
Aéroport de destination:Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE/KFXE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Falcon 20D corporate jet, registered N28Rk, was destroyed when it crashed on Great Inagua Island, Bahamas. Both pilots were killed. The airplane departed Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport (JBQ), Dominican Republic at 23:41 UTC, 19:41 local time. Planned destination was Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL (FXE).
The flight was en route at FL280 it began a rapid descent near Great Inagua Island, Bahamas, with no report of an emergency declared or mayday call.
Local time was about 19:30, some fifty minutes into the flight.
The airplane impacted rough, bushy terrain at a high rate of speed and approximately a 45 degree angle. An explosion occurred and debris was spread over a large area. The cockpit voice recorder housing was found but the casing was destroyed and the contents were not located.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The probable cause of this accident has been determined as loss of control.
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Undetermined.
Insufficient wreckage of the aircraft were recovered to make a conclusive determination as to the cause of the accident.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AAIPU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 202 days (7 months)
Accident number: A09-01471
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Bahamian investigators search for jet wreckage (DominicanToday.com, 20-12-2009)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport et Fort Lauderdale-Executive Airport, FL est de 1339 km (837 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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