Accident Dassault Falcon 50 N1181G, Sunday 12 May 1985
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Date:Sunday 12 May 1985
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 50
Owner/operator:William Wrigley Jr. Co.
Registration: N1181G
MSN: 72
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:1373 hours
Engine model:Garrett TFE731-3-1C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Geneva Municipal Airport, WI (XES) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chicago-Palwaukee Municipal Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK)
Destination airport:Lake Geneva Municipal Airport, WI (XES)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
High sink rate on short final. The Falcon touched down 13 feet short of the runway and the gear collapsed after contacting the runway edge. Tail caught fire prior to coming to a stop 2900 feet down the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
judgment..poor..pilot in command
proper descent rate..uncontrolled..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
terrain condition..runway
terrain condition..mountainous/hilly
weather condition..gusts
proper touchdown point..not obtained..pilot in command

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