NTSB Identification: IAD05LA129.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, September 01, 2005 in Lorain, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Dassault/Sud Falcon 20D, registration: N821AA
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

The small, twin-engine business jet was about 15 feet above the runway on takeoff, when a flock of birds from both sides of the runway flew up in front of the airplane. The number two engine "surged," and "loud reports" were heard before the copilot noted a complete loss of power on the number two engine instruments. The airplane climbed for about 10 seconds, before the copilot observed the gas producer (N1) gauge on the number one engine decay through 50 percent. The stall warning horn sounded, and the pilot adjusted the flight controls for landing. The airplane contacted the runway with the landing gear retracted, overran the runway, struck a fence, crossed a road, and came to rest in a cornfield about 1,000 feet beyond the initial point of ground contact. Post accident examination of both engines revealed evidence and damage consistent with multiple bird ingestion.

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

The ingestion of multiple birds in each engine at takeoff, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power.

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