NTSB Identification: NYC73IN092
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of PIEDMONT AVIATION INC
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration: N749N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0044  72/12/30 NR.FAYETTEVILLE,NC    BOEING 737          CR-  0  0  5  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0815                    N749N               PX-  0  0 76                            45, 17800 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        OPERATOR - PIEDMONT AVIATION,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         FAYETTEVILLE,NC              WASHINGTON,DC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: DOORS,DOOR FRAMES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY SECURED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
                                  UNUSUAL NOISE
        REMARKS- BOTH AIR COND PACK DOORS SEPARATED.SERVICE CK PREVIOUS NITE.PLT SAID DOORS WERE CLOSED ON PRE-FLT.

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