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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 15 februari 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C-5
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Develton Ltd.
Registratie: F-OVJR
Constructienummer: 180
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:10413
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-5AR-2C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kiel-Holtenau Airport (KEL) (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The Falcon jet departed Moscow-Domodedovo (DME) at 18:36 local time for a flight to Luton (LTN).
En route over Germany at FL380 the flight attendant inadvertently set off a smoke canister, intended for emergencies, in the cabin. The cabin and cockpit filled with smoke.
At 19:22 hours local time the crew declared an emergency and requested an immediate descent. The flight was overhead Kiel and the crew decided to make an emergency landing there.
The aircraft landed on runway 26 (4134 feet / 1265 m long) but overran the runway end and fell down an embankment.

Probable Cause:

Conclusions (translated from German report):
The accident is attributable to the following:
Immediate causes:
- Unintentional ignition of a pyrotechnic distress signal in the passenger cabin
- Emergency caused by fire and smoke
- Misunderstandings in communication
- Failure to use reverse thrust or braking parachute and insufficient use of the wheel brakes
Systemic causes:
- Improper storage of pyrotechnic signaling means on board
- Inadequate training of the crew by the air carriers regarding the emergency equipment.

» Izvestiya


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Moskva-Domodedovo Airport en London-Luton Airport bedraagt 2502 km (1564 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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