A DASSAULT FALCON 20E, of air taxi company Lead Air-Unijet, crashed shortly after takeoff from the operator's base, at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France, at 17.30 on 20 January.

The crew reported a fire in one of the aircraft's General Electric CF700-2D2 engines and was returning to land. The Falcon 20E (F-GHLN), which entered service in 1972, crashed to the north of Runway 25 destroying the aircraft and killing both pilots, all seven passengers and the stewardess. Neither the operator nor the manufacturer will comment on the accident cause, which is under investigation by the Bureau Enquetes Accidents.

Source: Flight International