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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 23 juillet 2015
Heure:20:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic ASTR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1125 Astra
Compagnie:Mountain Air Services
Immatriculation: N765A
Numéro de série: 011
Année de Fabrication: 1986
Heures de vol:8668
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TFE731-3C-20
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Affaires
Aéroport de départ:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Chicago-Executive Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
An Israel Aircraft Industries 1125 Westwind Astra, N765A, returned to land at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI), after the main entry door opened in flight. Both pilots and the five passengers were not injured.
Immediately after the airplane departed, the flight crew advised air traffic control that they had observed a "door" indication light and requested to return to the airport. About five minutes later, the controllers were unable to reach the flight crew by radio and observed the flight's transponder code change to 7700, indicating the flight crew had declared an emergency. Upon landing, the open door contacted the runway, but otherwise remained attached to the door frame.

Post-accident examination of the airframe revealed that both the door and the airframe structure surrounding it were damaged during the accident sequence.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's failure to visually ensure that the cabin door locking pin was in place before takeoff. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Accident number: ERA15LA292
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD et Chicago-Executive Airport, IL est de 995 km (622 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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