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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173696
Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:08-JAN-2004
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft E90 King Air
Owner/operator:Tidewater Aero L L C
Registration: N48TA
C/n / msn: LW-283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Galesburg, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Galesburg, IL (GBG)
Destination airport:Marion/wythevil, VA (MKJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane sustained substantial damage when its cabin door opened in-flight, separated from the airplane, and impacted the empennage during climb out. A passenger closed the cabin door. The report, signed by the pilot, stated, "The door was not verified to be closed properly by the PIC." That report listed no mechanical malfunctions in reference to the flight.



Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight by not complying with the airplane's before takeoff checklist to verify that the cabin door was secured leading to its in-flight separation from the airplane. A factor was that the door was not secured.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040112X00052&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Feb-2015 14:44 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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