Accident Beechcraft E90 King Air N48TA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173696
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Date:Thursday 8 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft E90 King Air
Owner/operator:Tidewater Aero L L C
Registration: N48TA
MSN: LW-283
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:8590 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Galesburg, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Galesburg, IL (GBG)
Destination airport:Marion/wythevil, VA (MKJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane sustained substantial damage when its cabin door opened in-flight, separated from the airplane, and impacted the empennage during climb out. A passenger closed the cabin door. The report, signed by the pilot, stated, "The door was not verified to be closed properly by the PIC." That report listed no mechanical malfunctions in reference to the flight.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight by not complying with the airplane's before takeoff checklist to verify that the cabin door was secured leading to its in-flight separation from the airplane. A factor was that the door was not secured.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
13 June 2017 N48TA Private 2 near Sierra Blanca Regional Airport (KSRR/SRR), NM w/o
Loss of control


Revision history:

10-Feb-2015 14:44 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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