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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 17 mars 1994
Heure:01:39
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F900 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 900
Compagnie:Ford Motor Co.
Immatriculation: N327K
Numéro de série: 003
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:3397
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Dassault Falcon 900, N327K, operated by the Ford Motor Company, sustained substantial damage when the pilot made an intentional landing at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport with the nose landing gear in the UP position. The three crewmembers and six passengers aboard the airplane were not injured. The corporate flight originated at Washington National Airport.
The flight crew reported there was a loud air noise coming from the nose gear area upon gear retraction when they departed Washington National. The gear indicated UP. The crew elected to continue to their destination, Detroit Metro.
The examination of the nose gear revealed that the nose gear door hooks had missed the rollers on the lower portion of the nose gear when the gear was retracted. After retraction the nose gear rollers were above the nose gear door hooks. The gear can not extend with the rollers above the door hooks.
The strut pressure in the nose gear was found to be below minimum required pressure. The daily inspection criteria for acceptable strut pressure was a dimensional check. It was found that the proper dimension could be obtained without minimum pressure in the strut.

Probable Cause:

The nose landing gear jammed in the UP position due to low pressure in the nose gear strut. A factor associated with the accident is the manufacturer's insufficient standards/requirements for determining the amount of nose strut inflation.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: CHI94LA112
Download report: Summary report


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC et Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI est de 647 km (404 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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