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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Sunday 9 December 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 100
Operator:Air Del
Registration: N202DN
MSN: 202
First flight: 1984
Total airframe hrs:5421
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lawrence Airport, KS (LWC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Madison-Bruce Campbell Field Airport, MS (DXE/KMBO), United States of America
Destination airport:Lawrence Airport, KS (LWC/KLWC), United States of America
With the gear down and full flaps at approximately 15 to 20 feet above runway 15 and at a speed of 115 knots, the nose abruptly dropped. The Falcon 100 landed hard, causing substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The copilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing. Factors relating to this accident were the copilot's improper in-flight decision not to execute a go-around, the copilot not performing a go-around, the inadequate crew coordination prior to landing between the pilot and copilot, and the improperly set stabilizer trim."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 218 days (7 months)
Accident number: CHI02LA047
Download report: Summary report

Heavy landing
Runway mishap



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Distance from Madison-Bruce Campbell Field Airport, MS to Lawrence Airport, KS as the crow flies is 858 km (537 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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