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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 31 August 2008
Zeit:13:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Fluggesellschaft:McNeely Charter Service
Kennzeichen: N2699Y
Werknummer: AC-666
Baujahr: 1986
Betriebsstunden:30488
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Carlsbad, NM (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), USA
Flug nach:Carlsbad Airport, NM (CNM/KCNM), USA
Unfallbericht:
While en route to his destination, the pilot experienced variations in the airplane's cabin pressure. The pilot removed his noise-cancelling headset and was able to detect an air leak from the area of the entrance door. Moments later, the airplane encountered turbulence and the door departed the airplane causing substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot declared an emergency and was able to land at the nearest suitable airfield.
During his preflight inspection, the pilot secured the door "normally," but could not recall if he visually confirmed that the door was secured. The fuselage door frame did not display signs of deformation where the entrance door's bayonets seat into the door frame. The door was not recovered and an examination for mechanical failure could not be conducted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the door to remain secure for undetermined reasons.
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Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 26 days ()
Accident number: DFW08CA222
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from El Paso International Airport, TX to Carlsbad Airport, NM as the crow flies is 206 km (129 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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