NTSB Identification: MIA86FA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31776.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 20, 1986 in TAMPA, FL
Aircraft: BEECH V35, registration: N3872N
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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.

THE PRIVATE PILOT TRANSMITTED TO THE CONTRL TOWER SHORTLY AFTER LIFT OFF THAT HE HAD A DOOR AJAR, AND HE WAS TURNING BACK TO THE RUNWAY. WITNESSES SAW THE AIRCRAFT EXECUTE A TEARDROP TYPE OF TURN BACK TO THE RUNWAY WITH A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, GEAR DOWN AND IN A TIGHT TURN. THE WITNESSES THEN SAW THE AIRCRAFT STALL AND ENTER A LEFT SPIN UNTIL IMPACT. THERE WAS A POST CRASH FIRE. THE CABIN DOOR MECHANISM WAS FOUND ONLY PARTIALLY ENGAGED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,PASSENGER..NOT ENGAGED



Contributing Factors

DOOR,PASSENGER..OPEN


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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