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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39674
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Date:18-MAY-1982
Time:15:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:Air Security Transport
Registration: N90702
C/n / msn: 61P-0339-100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Titusville, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Titusville, FL (TIX)
Destination airport:Vero Beach, FL (VRB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT IN A STEEP LEFT BANK DESCENDING UNTIL IT CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 1200 FTNW OF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. ACCORDING TO THE PAX THE INITIAL CLIMB DISTRACTING THE ATTENTION OF THE PLT WHO LOSTCONTROL OF THE ACFT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLOSE THE DOOR. THE INADVERTENT OPENING OF THE TOP SECTION OF THE CABIN DOOR IN FLIGHT IS NOT CONSIDERED CRITICAL. THE BEFORE STARTING ENGINES & BEFORE TAKEOFF CHECK LISTS CALL FOR "CABIN DOOR CLOSED AND LOCKED PIN INDICATORS CHECK ON GREEN MARK." ACCORDING TO THE PAX THE PLT PERFORMED A COCKPIT CHECK WITHOUT THE AID OF A WRITTEN CHECK LIST. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03782


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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