NTSB Identification: SEA07CA117.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Glendale, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2007
Aircraft: Cessna U206G, registration: N756HQ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The private pilot reported that he was conducting a flight for night currency. Shortly after takeoff, approximately 20 feet above ground level (agl), the rear cargo door opened. The pilot landed on the remaining runway without further incident. Post accident examination of the cargo door revealed substantial damage to the door support assembly and fuselage. The pilot stated he secured the door prior to takeoff; however, he did not have the door fully pushed in and latched.

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

The pilot's failure to properly latch the door prior to takeoff.

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