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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 20 January 1995
Time:17:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20E
Operator:Leadair UniJet
Registration: F-GHLN
C/n / msn: 255
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG) (   France)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Sibiu Airport (SBZ/LRSB), Romania
Flightnumber:001N
Narrative:
Massive ingestion of birds on takeoff from runway 25 caused the uncontained failure of the no. 1 engine. Fuel lines were severed and a fire erupted in the rear of the cabin and control was lost while trying to carry out an emergency landing.

Probable Cause:

L'accident résulte de la conjugaison de deux événements:
- ingestion massive d'oiseaux de l'espèce vanneau huppé par le réacteur gauche, après la rotation,
- avarie non contenue de ce moteur consécutive à la mise en défaut de son système de protection contre la survitesse du rotor de soufflante,
qui ont conduit à l'incendie de l'avion. Le développement rapide de l'incendie a provoqué la perte de contrôle de l'avion dans la dernière phase de la tentative d'atterrissage d'urgence.

Classification:
Bird strike
Uncontained engine failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/1995 (#10)


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Sibiu Airport as the crow flies is 1650 km (1031 miles).

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