NTSB Identification: CHI85LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28226.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 12, 1985 in LAKE GENEVA, WI
Aircraft: DASSAULT-BREGUET FALCON 50, registration: N1181G
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

HIGH SINK RATE DEVELOPED ON SHORT FINAL. ACFT TOUCHED DOWN 13 FT PRIOR TO RUNWAY BEFORE SINK RATE COULD BE ARRESTED. LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER CONTACTING EDGE OF RWY WHICH IS 7 INCHES HIGHER THAN SURROUNDING TERRAIN. TAIL SECTION OF ACFT CAUGHT FIRE JUST PRIOR TO COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP 2900 FT DOWN THE RWY. PILOTS WHO FREQUENTLY FLY IN AND OUT OF THE ARPT STATED, WIND SHIFTS NEAR THE RWY ARE COMMON IN GUSTY CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF HILLY TERRAIN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPER DESCENT RATE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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