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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38034
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Date:07-JUL-1994
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5919Y
C/n / msn: 27-3076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Arco, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Burley, ID (BYI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE PILOT ABORTED THE FIRST TAKEOFF DURING THE GROUND RUN DUE TO A LOSS OF POWER TO THE LEFT ENGINE. THE PILOT RETURNED AND COMPLETED A RUN-UP, THEN TOOK OFF AGAIN. AFTER THE AIRPLANE LIFTED OFF, IT BANKED RIGHT AND LEFT SEVERAL TIMES. EACH TIME THE AIRPLANE BANKED RIGHT, THE CABIN DOOR CAME OPEN. THE PILOT CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF AND ATTAINED AN ALTITUDE OF 300 FEET WHEN THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY AND STEEPLY TURNED LEFT AND DESCENDED TO THE LEVEL OPEN TERRAIN. THE RIGHT SIDE CABIN DOOR LOCKING MECHANISM WAS FOUND IN THE UNLOCKED POSITION, WITH THE LOCKING PINS RETRACTED. A FUEL MANIFOLD VALVE DIAPHRAGM ON THE LEFT ENGINE WAS FOUND TORN. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S DIVERSION OF HIS ATTENTION OF CONTROLLING THE AIRPLANE WHICH LED TO HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED. A FACTOR WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ASSURE THAT THE CABIN DOOR WAS CLOSED AND LOCKED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01860


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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