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Datum:vrijdag 15 januari 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Segas International Ltd
Registratie: VR-BJB
Constructienummer: 244
Bouwjaar: 1970
Aantal vlieguren:6569
Aantal vluchten:6410
Motoren: 2 General Electric CF700-2D2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lugano Airport (LUG) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lugano Airport (LUG/LSZA), Zwitserland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
A Dassault Falcon 20F corporate jet, registered VR-BJB, was damaged beyond repair in a runway excursion accident at Lugano Airport (LUG), Switzerland. Both crew members survived. The airplane operated on a flight from Lugano to Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA).
The airplane had been parked overnight and was cleared of wet snow prior to departure. The crew were cleared for takeoff from runway 21. During the takeoff roll, just before reaching V1 (112 knots), the captain shouted "abort" and aborted the takeoff. The airplane could not be stopped on the remaining runway. It crossed the end of the runway at a speed of about 60-70 knots. It ran over soft wet grass and crashed against the embankment of the main road, perpendicular to the axis of the track runway.

Probable Cause:

The accident is attributable to:
Rejected take-off just before reaching the critical speed of decision V1, due to an alleged loss of power of the right engine.

Contributing to the accident:
- The lack of data for the calculation of the accelerate-stop distance in the operating manual (AOM) of the Dassault aircraft for takeoff on wet or contaminated runways;
- Insufficient consideration of the state of the runway, to determine the maximum take-off mass, in regard to the "accelerate-stop" distance;
- Insufficient preparation for takeoff;
- Lack of coordination between the crew at the time of engine failure;
- Insufficient mental preparation of the crew before takeoff;
- The non-inclusion of de-icing system of the engines, in dangerous meteorological conditions with freezing temperatures;
- Insufficient training of the crew on the flight simulator, especially for what concerns the problems and take-off interruption;
- Aquaplaning;
- No airbrakes extended;
- Failure to use the braking parachute.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CFEAA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 8 months
Accident number: No 1988/1-1398
Download report: Final report

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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 Lugano Airport en Roma-Ciampino Airport bedraagt 549 km (343 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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