NTSB Identification: FTW00LA069.
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Accident occurred Thursday, January 20, 2000 in SPRING BRANCH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 310Q, registration: N310GG
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that during the takeoff roll, at 82 knots, the cabin door opened. He attempted to close the door, but was unsuccessful, and then elected to abort the takeoff with approximately 200 yards of runway remaining. The airplane skidded off of the departure end of the runway, and the nose gear collapsed as the airplane impacted a ditch.

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

The pilot's delay in aborting the takeoff. A factor was the open cabin door.

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