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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 13 March 1968
Time:07:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:M Air Inc.
Registration: N1846
MSN: 47
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 262 m (860 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), United States of America
Destination airport:Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV (PKB/KPKB), United States of America
Narrative:
Hit dirt bank during a touch-and-go. The runway was covered with ice and slush.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
pilot in command - misjudged distance
FACTOR(S):
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: ice/slush on runway

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB
» Charleston Daily Mail March 13,1968


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Distance from Dayton Airport, OH to Parkersburg-Wood County Airport, WV as the crow flies is 244 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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