NTSB Identification: SEA85LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28788.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in HOONAH, AK
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE AS350D, registration: N3601D
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING A CFR 135 FLT THE PLT HEARD A LOUD NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE ACFT WITH A CORRESPONDING LEFT YAW. THE ENG WAS SHUT DOWN IN-FLT AND A SUCCESSFUL AUTOROTATION WAS MADE ONTO WATER. THE PLT DISCOVERED 50 LBS OF TOOLS AND 50 FT OF CABLE HAD EXITED THE CARGO DOOR WHEN IT CAME OPEN IN-FLT. FAA INSPECTORS FOUND THE CARGO DOOR AND IT'S LATCH TO BE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER.

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

DOOR,CARGO/BAGGAGE..OPEN

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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