NTSB Identification: ANC86IA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31831.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Saturday, June 21, 1986 in ST MARYS, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 404, registration: N4450M
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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

DURING THE DESCENT INTO ST. MARY'S, ALASKA, THE DOOR AJAR WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND CHECKED THE REAR DOOR AND THEN THE FRONT CREW DOOR. WHEN THE HANDLE OF THE CREW DOOR WAS RETOUCHED IT FLEW OPEN AND DEPARTED THE AIRPLANE TAKING ABOUT ONE SQUARE FOOT OF THE CABIN ROOF WITH IT. THE PILOT SLOWED THE AIRPLANE DOWN AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..LOSS,TOTAL

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