NTSB Identification: SEA88LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35546.
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 1988 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: BEECH A24R, registration: N8307R
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING CLIMB TO CRUISE THE AIRCRAFT'S DOOR OPENED. THE PILOT THEN DIVERTED TO A NEARBY AIRPORT FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. DURING LANDING THE PILOT HAD DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A RUNWAY EDGE LIGHT DURING LANDING ROLL WITH MOST OF THE STABILIZER SEPARATING FROM THE AIRCRAFT. NO PRE-EXISTING PROBLEM COULD BE FOUND WITH THE DOOR.

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

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..UNLATCHED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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