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Improper loading caused crash of corporate jet in Teterboro
31 October 2006

The NTSB determined that the probable cause of a Challenger CL-600 corporate jet accident at Teterboro in 2005, was the flight crew`s failure to ensure the airplane was loaded within weight and balance limits and their attempt to take off with the center of gravity well forward of the forward takeoff limit, which prevented the airplane from rotating at the intended rotation speed. The investigation revealed that neither pilot used the available weight and balance information appropriately to determine the airplane`s weight and balance characteristics for the take off. (NTSB)