NTSB Identification: ATL87FA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35101.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 11, 1987 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N4630N
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

DURING CLIMB TO CRUISE AT ABOUT 4,000 FT MSL, THE PLT HEARD A 'WHISTLING' NOISE AND NOTICED THAT THE CREW DOOR ADJACENT TO HIS SEAT WAS NOT COMPLETELY SECURED. THE DOOR CAME OPEN AS HE ATTEMPTED TO PROPERLY SECURE IT, AND YANKED HIS LEFT ARM OUTSIDE THE ACFT. HIS ARM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY BROKEN AS THE AIRSTREAM FORCED IT BACKWARDS AGAINST THE DOOR FRAME. HE ADVISED ATC OF HIS SITUATION AND RECEIVED VECTORS BACK TO HIS DEPARTURE POINT, WHERE HE MADE A SUCCESSFUL LANDING.

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

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..NOT SECURED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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