NTSB Identification: MIA88LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35238.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 11, 1987 in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310, registration: N112AG
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PLT STATED THAT WHILE ENROUTE TO WEST PALM BEACH, SHE ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE. THE AFT CABIN DOOR POPPED OPEN BUT REMAINED ATTACHED AND THE FLT WAS CONTINUED AND LNDD W/O FURTHER INCIDENT. AS THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGS FOR THE RETURN TRIP THE LEFT ENG WOULD NOT START. ANOTHER ACFT WAS FLOWN IN SO SHE COULD COMPLETE HER TRIP. THE INITIAL ACFT WAS REPAIRED & FLOWN BACK TO TAMPA. AFTER LANDING IN TAMPA DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, IT WAS FOUND THAT BOTH FORWARD WING ATTACH FITTINGS WERE DISTORTED AND PULLED AWAY FROM THE FUSELAGE.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


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