NTSB Identification: ATL88FA162.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37297.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, May 02, 1988 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 55, registration: N2025W
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLOSE THE ENTRY DOOR DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE DOOR EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL PROBLEM. THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING AN INTERSECTION DEPARTURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTING AN AIR AMBULANCE PATIENT.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

DOOR..OPEN



Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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