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NTSB Identification: NYC85FA047
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27273.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, December 22, 1984 in ROCHESTER, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N8064Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PRIOR TO TKF THE PLT WAS INFORMED OF WIND SHEAR AS CENTERFIELD WINDS AS 270 DEG AT 25 KTS GUST TO 46 KTS & NW BOUNDARY WINDS AS 280 DEG AT 13 KTS. DURING TKF THE PLT REPORTED AN OPENED DOOR & REQUESTED TO RETURN TO LAND. THE ACFT TURNED LEFT AND DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DID NOT DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DOORS REVEALED THE RIGHTSIDE CARGO DOOR SECURING MECHANISMS WERE RELATIVELY UNDAMAGED. FLIGHT TEST CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF A OPENED DOOR DISCLOSED IN PART THE FOLLOWING. THE DOOR WILL OPEN AND REMAIN OPEN DURING ROTATION; RESULTS IN NOISE & VIBRATION; NO ABNORMAL FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS; NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN MULTIENGINE CLIMB PERFORMANCE. PLT LANDING IN JET ACFT PRIOR TO ACCIDENT REPORTED MODERATE TURBULENCE WITH A PLUS OR MINUS 10 TO 15 KTS CHANGE IN AIRSPEED FROM 2000 FT MSL TO THE SURFACE


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

  • PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
  • WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR
  • DOOR,CARGO/BAGGAGE..FIRE
  • WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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