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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 28 August 2001
Zeit:18:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Fluggesellschaft:Grand Aire Express
Kennzeichen: N617GA
Werknummer: 88
Baujahr: 1967
Betriebsstunden:13282
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET/KDET), USA
Flug nach:Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL (RFD/KRFD), USA
Unfallbericht:
After takeoff at an altitude of about 600 feet, the cockpit door popped open and the crew noticed the cargo door was open. The captain elected to return to land. The captain reported he requested repeatedly for gear and flaps extension, but the copilot was late in doing so and it "caused us to overshoot the runway centerline." The copilot then began calling for a go around/missed approach at which time he raised the gear and the retracted some of the flaps. The copilot reported the captain continued to descend toward the runway and overshot the runway centerline to the right. The copilot reported that at this time he lowered the gear. The nose gear extended prior to touchdown, however the main gear did not. The airplane touched down approximately 1/2 way down the runway and traveled off the end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The wheels up landing performed by the flightcrew during the emergency landing and improper aircraft preflight by the pilot in command. Factors were the unsecured cargo door, the cemetery fence, and the lack of crew coordination during the flight."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: CHI01LA296
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB id. CHI01LA296


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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 Detroit City Airport, MI to Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL as the crow flies is 498 km (311 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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