Descripción del Accidente ASN 15 DEC 1994 Beechcraft 1900D N39ZV - Farmington Municipal Airport, NM (FMN)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:jueves 15 diciembre 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operated by:Mesa Airlines
On behalf of:United Express
Registración: N39ZV
Numéro de série: UE-39
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:4314
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Farmington Municipal Airport, NM (FMN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Farmington Municipal Airport, NM (FMN/KFMN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO/KDRO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UE7549
The Beech 1900D, N39ZV, was substantially damaged when the aft cargo door opened during takeoff at Farmington, New Mexico. There were no injuries to the two pilots and 13 passengers. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed.
As the airplane was rotated for liftoff, the aft cargo door opened and a piece of baggage fell onto the runway. This was corroborated by witnesses. The pilot elected to continue the takeoff, then returned for an uneventful landing. Post accident inspection disclosed damage to the cargo door frame, pressure vessel, and dorsal fin. There was no evidence of failure or malfunction of the cargo door locking system.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Ground personnel failed to properly secure the cargo door."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: FTW95LA088
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Farmington Municipal Airport, NM to Durango-La Plata Airport, CO as the crow flies is 62 km (39 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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