NTSB Identification: MIA72FLA19
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N41DL

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3260  71/10/28   PENSACOLA,FLA       PIPER PA-31         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1016                    N41DL               PX-  0  0  3  CORP/EXEC                 29, 2909 TOTAL HOURS, 457
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PANAMA CITY,FLA             PENSACOLA,FLA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: DOORS,DOOR FRAMES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER ALIGNMENT/ADJUSTMENT
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
                                  DOOR/PANEL OPEN
        REMARKS- SPLIT DOOR CAME OPEN.TOP HALF SEPARATED IN FLT.EVIDENCE LOCKING PINS WOULDNT COMPLETELY ENGAGE.

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