Cargo Door Warning System

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Cargo Door Warning System

Keywords: Cargo door, Hawker Beechcraft 1900D.

Abstract. This report is to observe and find a practical solution for the problem that causes the Hawker Beechcraft 1900D [1], ZK-EAQ to involve in accident. The accident was happen on Friday 9 April 2010. Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, ZK-EAQ was departed from Auckland International Airport. As the aeroplane became airborne the rear cargo door opened. The crew returned and landed the aeroplane safely. There were no injuries and minor damage only to the aeroplane. So, to prevent this accident happen again in the future, a warning system will be created where it will have a special cover that will detect whether the cargo door is closed or not.

Introduction

On Friday 9 April 2010, Eagle 854 was a scheduled flight from Auckland International Airport to Whangarei using ZK-EAQ, a Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 1900D (Beech 1900D) aeroplane. The aeroplane was operated by Eagle Airways Limited (the operator), one of the Air New Zealand group of companies. On board the aeroplane were 10 passengers and a crew of 2 pilots.The aeroplane had earlier that morning been flown from Kerikeri to Auckland by another crew, landing at Auckland at about 0735. The crew of Eagle 854 reported for duty at 0720 and met the arriving crew as part of their flight preparation. The crew of Eagle 854 reviewed the aircraft documentation and noted an entry in the aircraft technical log that stated that the cargo door annunciator light3 remained illuminated after the door was closed. There was no associated master warning indication, so an engineer had cleared the aircraft for flight in accordance with the operator’s Dispatch Deviation Procedures Guide (DDPG) with the condition that a crew member confirmed by visual inspection that the door was latched prior to each departure.
ZK-EAQ was parked at gate 34 of the domestic…...

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