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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 28 août 2001
Heure:18:05
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Compagnie:Grand Aire Express
Immatriculation: N617GA
Numéro de série: 88
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:13282
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Detroit City Airport, MI (DET/KDET), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL (RFD/KRFD), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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

Sources:
» NTSB id. CHI01LA296


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Detroit City Airport, MI et Rockford-Greater Rockford Airport, IL est de 498 km (311 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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