Sunday, September 04, 2022

Dassault Falcon 20, N123RA: Incident occurred September 01, 2022 at Mason Jewett Field Airport (KTEW), Ingham County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft declared an emergency due to engine issues, diverted to Mason Jewett Field Airport (KTEW), landed and went off end of runway into the grass.

Royal Air Freight Inc

Date: 01-SEP-22
Time: 19:54:00Z
Regis#: N123RA
Aircraft Make: DASSAULT
Aircraft Model: FALCON
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: ROYAL AIR FREIGHT
Flight Number: RAX007


  1. Double engine failure due to fuel starvation, according to people on scene. Initially tried to reach the main airport at Lansing (KLAN), then diverted to the 4,000' runway 28 at KTEW. 750' of skid marks on the the pavement, followed by a swerve to the right and several hundred feet through the grass. Fortunately, the ground was summertime hard. Yes, the final stop occurred about 20' past the runway end, but beside it, not in line with 28 proper.

  2. Did they forget to refuel, finger trouble or contamination? It will be interesting to see the fuel system diagram. If anything like the Falcon 2000 one would have to try quite hard to achieve fuel starvation to both engines. Can anyone find the LiveATC recording?

  3. Found this LiveATC link :

  4. Starts at 18 minutes and goes into the next segment.

  5. Mx shut off a fuel valve between the wing tanks and feeder tanks and didn't open it back up.