NTSB Identification: FTW95LA088.
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Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, December 15, 1994 in FARMINGTON, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/18/1995
Aircraft: BEECH 1900D, registration: N39ZV
Injuries: 15 Uninjured.

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AS THE AIRPLANE ROTATED FOR LIFTOFF, THE AFT CARGO DOOR OPENED AND A PIECE OF BAGGAGE FELL ONTO THE RUNWAY. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION DISCLOSED DAMAGE TO THE PRESSURE VESSEL AND DORSAL FIN. THE CREW REPORTED THAT THE CARGO LIGHT WAS NOT ILLUMINATED; HOWEVER, IT DID ILLUMINATE WHEN THE CREW ATTEMPTED TO PRESSURIZE THE AIRCRAFT. A CHECK OF THE CARGO DOOR AFTER LANDING DEMONSTRATED THAT THE LIGHT INDICATION OPERATED AS DESIGNED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

GROUND PERSONNEL FAILED TO PROPERLY SECURE THE CARGO DOOR.

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