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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213527
Last updated: 19 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Hybrid Aviation
Registration: AP-BMR
C/n / msn: 42.126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Walton Aerodrome -   Pakistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Walton Aerodrome (OPLH) - Lahore
Destination airport:Walton Aerodrome (OPLH) - Lahore
Investigating agency: CAA Pakistan
Hybrid Aviation DA-42 aircraft (AP-BMR) got airborne at around 1045 LT from RWY 14 of Walton Airport. Aircraft leveled off at 1500ft, with throttle at 45% power setting and 120 kts IAS at right downwind for RWY 14. Pilot contacted Lahore Approach for practicing VOR let down and was told to standby. At the end of downwind pilot observed door open red light “ON” on the Primary Flight Display (PFD) followed by the audible warning sound. Pilot observed the door latch in halfway position between lock and unlock. Pilot brought the throttle to 35 % power, and reduced speed, as soon as pilot looked back at the very instance the rear canopy flew off. After a controllability check, the aircraft made normal landing, however did not inform ATC about emergency during or after the flight.

Cause of the Occurrence. The passenger door flew off in the air because it was not properly locked and the crew missed out to check thoroughly door handle position during pre-flight inspection.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA Pakistan
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

20-Jul-2018 09:22 Anon. Added
20-Jul-2018 09:33 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
20-Jul-2018 13:54 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
20-Jul-2018 14:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
02-Jun-2019 17:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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