G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over run

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G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over run

#1 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:56 am

Awaiting details, a Cobham Aviation Services Falcon 20 - unconfirmed as G-FRAI - which is an ex Federal Express (N37FE) Falcon 20DC - reportedly went off the runway at it's home base Tees Valley Airport Durham, UK.

Reported as an abort due to birdstrike - crew over ran the runway, aircraft said to be damaged but crew of 3 uninjured.

Update; Aircraft is presently off runway '05' and will be 'craned' out tomorrow - runway is operating at reduced length.

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Re: G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over

#2 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:59 am

This video was posted in 2009 'Falcon 20 birdstrike' landing at Boundry Bay Airport.

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#3 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:59 pm

G-FRAI Falcon 20DC ex N37FE
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Re: G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over

#4 Post by DanWEC » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:08 pm

Not to go on a thread tangent, but what are the underwing pods? Countermeasures? From what I see the company makes and outfits armaments, etc.
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Re: G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over

#5 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Aircraft is actually a Falcon 20EW - used for Electronic Warfare training. On board equipment used to jam enemy
radar and communication/noise jamming.

Current fleet is 1 C150, 15 Falcon 20's, 1 BN Islander, and 3 Dornier 228-200

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Re: G-FRAI Falcon 20DC abort takeoff due to birdstrike= over

#6 Post by bizjets101 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Aircraft recovered and back in the hangar . . .
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