NTSB Identification: NYC87LA254.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35938.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: BEECH E55, registration: N4158A
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

JUST BEFORE LIFT-OFF, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT HAD ACCELLERATED TO ABOUT 115 MPH, THE DOOR ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE CAME OPEN. THE PILOT IMMEDIATELY ABORTED THE TAKEOFF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE 2500' RUNWAY. AFTER DEPARTING THE RUNWAY, THE AIRCRAFT WENT THROUGH A FENCE, DOWN A GULLY AND ONTO A ROAD BEFORE COMING TO REST. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS REPORTED.

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

DOOR,PASSENGER..OPEN

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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