NTSB Identification: MKC88LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37287.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, September 01, 1988 in EMPORIA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226, registration: N257AM
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

WHILE CRUISING AT 17,000 FT, THE 1ST OFFICER'S RGT WINDOW PANEL FAILED & BLEW OUTWARD. A CABIN DECOMPRESSION OCCURRED & THE COPILOT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE CAPTAIN IMMEDIATELY DESCENDED TO 10,000 FT & CONTINUED TO THEIR DESTINATION WHERE AN OTHERWISE UNEVENTFUL LANDING WAS MADE.

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..FAILURE,TOTAL



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