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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Date:Friday 26 August 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 200
Registration: XA-SKO
MSN: 505
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3117
Engines: 2 Garrett ATF3-6A-4C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, LA (NEW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, LA (NEW/KNEW), United States of America
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
Takeoff was aborted at 136 knots (V1=124 kts) following a fluctuation on the N1 gauge and a caution light on the right engine. The airplane ran off the end of the runway into a lake. The cause of the fluctuating gauge reading was not determined.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's decision to abort the takeoff after accelerating past V1. A factor was the fluctuating engine instrument for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 242 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW94FA279
Download report: Final report

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion



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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 New Orleans-Lakefront Airport, LA to Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport as the crow flies is 1766 km (1104 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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