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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 4 March 1975
Time:06:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:LTV Aerospace
Registration: N990L
C/n / msn: 43
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dallas-Hensley Field NAS, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dallas-Hensley Field NAS, TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Washington (unknown airport), DC, United States of America
Narrative:
The horizontal stabilizer had been inspected prior to departure, but it was left in the full nose down position. On takeoff from runway 17 the Falcon did not rotate. Takeoff was aborted but it overran the wet runway into Mountain Creek Lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
pilot in command - delayed action in aborting takeoff
miscellaneous acts,conditions - incorrect trim setting
FACTOR(S):
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Classification:
Wrong takeoff configuration (flaps/trim)

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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