NTSB Identification: FTW81FA086
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of STONE CHARTER
Aircraft: PIPER PA-60, registration: N3642J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0358   81/5/7    SAN ANGELO,TX       PIPER PA-60         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 45, 3022
        TIME - 1541                    N3642J              PX-  0  1  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 250 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MATHIS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN ANGELO,TX               RUIDOSO,NM
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: DOORS,DOOR FRAMES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY SECURED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO ABORT TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: INCORRECT FACTORY INSTALLATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER ALIGNMENT/ADJUSTMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - VIBRATION,EXCESSIVE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DOOR/PANEL OPEN
                                  AIRFRAME BUFFET
        REMARKS- UPPER DOOR OPN'D IMMEDIATELY AFTR T/O. PLT COULD NOT MAINTAIN CLIMB OR SPEED. DOOR OUT OF RIG.

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