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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 12 November 1976
Time:08:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20E
Operator:Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Registration: N27R
C/n / msn: 303
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Naples Airport, FL (APF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Naples Airport, FL (APF/KAPF), United States of America
Destination airport:Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC (INT/KINT), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed when both engines lost power on takeoff following birdstrike (seagulls).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: failure to provide adeq.directives,manual,equipment
FACTOR(S):
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: failure to notify of unsafe cond/and or failure to mark obstruction
powerplant - miscellaneous: bird ingestion

Sources:
» NTSB


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Naples Airport, FL to Winston-Salem-Smith-Reynolds Airport, NC as the crow flies is 1113 km (695 miles).

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