NTSB Identification: DEN83LA018
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 12, 1982 in ST. IGNATIUS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N733UE
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE PASSENGER DOOR OPENED BEFORE LIFT OFF. HE ATTEMPTED TO BRAKE THE AIRCRAFT IN WET SNOW AND ICE AND SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT HAD A PAST HISTORY OF THE ENTRY DOOR LATCH "POPPING OPEN" DURING FLIGHT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,PASSENGER..OPEN


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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