Runway excursion Accident Dassault Falcon 20C N200JE, Wednesday 21 January 2004
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 20C
Owner/operator:Jet Express
Registration: N200JE
MSN: 133
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:8378 hours
Engine model:General Electric CF700-2D2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO
Destination airport:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Falcon 20 touched down on runway 08L and the pilot activated the airplane's thrust reversers. The right engine thrust reverser partially deployed and the left engine thrust reverser fully deployed. The airplane began to yaw to the left and started making full circles on the runway before going off the side of the runway.
After the accident, the airplane was bought by Dodson International Parts and moved to a scrapyard in Rantoul, KS.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper in-flight planning/decision to land on the contaminated runway, the stuck thrust reverser solenoid resulting in partial deployment of the right engine thrust reverser, and the pilot's inability to maintain directional control of the airplane due to the asymmetric thrust combined with a contaminated runway. Factors contributing to the accident were the wet, snow-covered runway, the airport's failure to remove the snow from the runway, and the pilot's failure to recognize the reported hazardous runway conditions by air traffic control."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN04FA041
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




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