Runway excursion Accident Dassault Falcon 20C N7824M, Friday 18 January 1974
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Date:Friday 18 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 20C
Owner/operator:Cauble Enterprises
Registration: N7824M
MSN: 42
Year of manufacture:1966
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Montgomery (unknown airport), AL
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot requested a straight in approach, but was cleared for a circling ILS approach. A rain shower passed the airport and an 8-knot 158-202 degree tailwind was present as the Falcon 20 approached the field. After touchdown the plane hydroplaned. The pilot did not deploy the drag chute and the plane overran the wet runway.

pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - failed to use or incorrectly used
miscellaneous acts,conditions - hydroplaning on wet runway
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
weather - rain
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by radio
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW74AF056
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





photo (c) R. Schroer; Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW); January 1974

photo (c) R. Schroer; Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW); January 1974

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