- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 18, 1989
Time: 02:15
Location: Carswell AFB, Texas
Operator: Evergreen International Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Fort Worth, TX - Oklahoma City, OK
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC
Registration: N931F
cn / ln: 47192/287
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The loss of control of the airplane for undetermined reasons following the in-flight opening of the improperly latched cargo door. Contributing to the accident were inadequate procedures used by Evergreen Airlines and approved by the FAA for pre-flight verification of external cargo door lock pin manual control handle, and the failure of McDonnell Douglas to provide flight crew guidance and emergency procedures for an in-flight opening of the cargo door. Also contributing to the accident was the failure of the FAA to mandate modification to the door-open warning system for DC-9 cargo-configured airplanes, given the previously known occurrences of in-flight door openings.
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