NTSB Identification: NYC62A0108
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of U.S. AIR
Aircraft: CONVAIR 340, registration: N8415H

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0029  62/10/19 NR.WINDSOR LOCK,CONN  CONVAIR 340         CR-  1  0  3  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2052                    N8415H              PX-  0  0 48                            39, 14450 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            1800 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - U.S. AIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          WASHINGTON,DC               PROVIDENCE,RI               WINDSOR LOCK,CONN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: DOORS,DOOR FRAMES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY SECURED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: DEFICIENCY,COMPANY MAINTAINED EQPMT,SERVICES,REGULATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        REMARKS- UNDETECTED INSECURE LATCHING OF REAR SERVICE DOOR CAUSED IN FLT EXPLOSIVE DECOMP,EJECTED HOSTESS.

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