Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star F-HBOX, 15 Aug 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294832
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Aérosport France
Registration: F-HBOX
MSN: D4.220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Caen Carpiquet Airport -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Caen-Carpiquet Airport (CFR/LFRK)
Destination airport:Caen-Carpiquet Airport (CFR/LFRK)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot and two passengers departed for a local flight. As the aircraft was taxiing past the control tower, the controller on duty observed that the left rear door was open. He thought this was due to the fact that it was hot. The pilot lined up on the runway and accelerated. He noticed that the left rear door was ripped open and aborted the takeoff.
The pilot indicated that he had asked one of the passengers to open the door because it was hot in the cockpit.
Before takeoff, he did not check that the door was closed. It seems to him that it was torn off by the wind relative to the takeoff. He did not question the door closing system.


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12-Oct-2022 11:52 harro Added

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