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Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 28 juli 1968
Tijd:10:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Executive Jet Aviation
Registratie: N367EJ
Constructienummer: 028
Bouwjaar: 1966
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH (BKL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH (BKL/KBKL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Portland International Jetport, ME (PWM/KPWM), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
On departure from Cleveland the airplane's engines ingested a large number of gulls. Both engines flamed out and the crew attempted to carry out a forced landing. The Falcon collided with a fence and crash-landed in Lake Erie. The crew members were rescued by a boat. A total of 315 birds were found dead. The no. 1 engine compressor unit was 20% filled with the remains of birds, the no. 2 compressor was 17% filled.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
powerplant - miscellaneous: bird ingestion
personnel - traffic control personnel: failure to advise of unsafe airport conditions
FACTOR:
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: failure to notify of unsafe cond/and or failure to mark obstruction

Bronnen:
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
» NTSB


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Kaart
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 Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport, OH en Portland International Jetport, ME bedraagt 953 km (596 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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