Runway excursion Accident Dassault Falcon 20DC N232RA, Wednesday 15 February 1989
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Date:Wednesday 15 February 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 20DC
Owner/operator:Reliant Airlines
Registration: N232RA
MSN: 232
Year of manufacture:1970
Total airframe hrs:17595 hours
Engine model:General Electric CF700-2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM)
Destination airport:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Overran icy runway 16 and went down a steep embankment. Braking action was nil and the drag chute failed to open properly.

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
Report number: NYC89FA085
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Marana-Pinal Air Park, AZ (MZJ/KMZJ); March 1986

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