Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2007 Issue

June 10, 2007, Santa Barbara, Calif., Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900

At approximately 1412 Pacific time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it overran the departure end of Runway 25 on the takeoff roll. The two Airline Transport pilots and 13 passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The captain subsequently reported the airplane accelerated normally but, upon reaching VR. the nose wouldn’t come up. The yoke was pulled back until it was in the pilot’s chest, the nose wouldn’t come off the ground.” The captain then rejected the takeoff but was unable to stop the airplane on the remaining available runway.

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