NTSB Identification: NYC90LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43567.
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 1990 in LAWRENCE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: BEECH BE-35, registration: N67990
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS TAKING OFF WHEN THE MAIN CABIN DOOR OPENED AT ROTATION. THE PILOT SAID HE LOST ENGINE POWER DURING HIS RETURN TO THE AIRPORT AND LANDED IN A FIELD. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY A POST-CRASH FIRE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE BY THE FAA FOUND NO EVIDENCE FOR THE REPORTED POWER LOSS; THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN SATISFACTORILY.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WITH AN OPEN DOOR. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED AND THE DOOR OPENING AT LIFTOFF.

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