NTSB Identification: CHI83LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23746.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1983 in SAINT CLOUD, MN
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N6718M
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT'S DOOR CAME OPEN. HE TRIED TO CLOSE IT, BUT WAS UNABLE, SO HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE ARPT TO LAND. WHILE MAKING A TURN BEFORE LANDING, THE ENG LOST POWER. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE ACFT STARTED FALLING TO THE RIGHT & CRASHED. AN INESTIGATION REVEALED NO REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER. THE PASSENGER SAID THE DOOR HAD COME OPEN ON A PREVIOUS FLT, ABOUT 2 WKS EARLIER.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..UNLOCKED

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