Event Details


Title:Stall on takeoff, Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (CL-604), C-FTBZ , Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas, October 10, 2000
Micro summary:This Bombardier CL-600-2B16 stalled on takeoff and crashed.
Event Time:2000-10-10 at 1452 CDT
File Name:2000-10-10-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB/AAB-04/01
Pages:32
Site of event:Takeoff, ICT
Departure:Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT), Wichita, Kansas, USA
Destination:Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Airplane Type(s):Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (CL-604)
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Registration(s):C-FTBZ
Operator(s):Bombardier Incorporated
Type of flight:Revenue
Occupants:3
Fatalities:3
Serious Injuries:0
Minor/Non-Injured:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On October 10, 2000, at 1452 central daylight time, a Canadair Challenger CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) (Canadian registration C-FTBZ and operated by Bombardier Incorporated) was destroyed on impact with terrain and postimpact fire during initial climb from runway 19R at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT), Wichita, Kansas. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as an experimental test flight.2 The pilot and flight test engineer were killed. The copilot was seriously injured and died 36 days later.

PROBABLE CAUSE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilotís excessive takeoff rotation, during an aft center of gravity (c.g.) takeoff, a rearward migration of fuel during acceleration and takeoff and consequent shift in the airplaneís aft c.g. to aft of the aft c.g. limit, which caused the airplane to stall at an altitude too low for recovery. Contributing to the accident were Bombardierís inadequate flight planning procedures for the Challenger flight test program and the lack of direct, on-site operational oversight by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Center of Gravity/MAC
Operations - Loading
Operations - Uncontrolled Flight into Terrain
Systems - Flight Controls - Flap Configuration
Consequence - Hull Loss
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