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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201905
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-200
Owner/operator:American Trans Air
Registration: N785AT
MSN: 21691
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 160
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New York, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:LGA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The ground handler attempted to close the cargo door of the parked Boeing 727, in preparation for its departure. She released the support strut, the door fell down, and the strut penetrated her hand. About 3 weeks prior to the accident, the cargo door was reported as 'heavy to open.' Corrective action consisted of re-securing the forward counterbalance hinge. About a month after the accident, the cargo door was reported as, 'heavy when opening.' Corrective action at that time was: 'Adjusted cable tension on fwd balance.'
Probable Cause: Inadequate counterbalancing to compensate for the weight of the cargo door.



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26-Nov-2017 09:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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