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Date:Monday 5 July 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:General Transportation Co
Registration: N805F
MSN: 60
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boca Raton, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), United States of America
Destination airport:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), United States of America
While approaching Boca Raton runway 04, the pilot inadvertently shut off both engines when he retarded the throttles. The Falcon touched down 900 feet short of the runway. The maingear separated when it collided with a 3-4 feet sand bank.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other
miscellaneous acts, conditions - landed in construction area
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing on airport/seaplane base/helipt.



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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 White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY to Boca Raton Public Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1724 km (1077 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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