Cargo Door Warning System Essay

1205 Words Jun 5th, 2012 5 Pages
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.


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The captain meanwhile was on board the aeroplane completing his before-start checks. A loader was also present to assist with loading baggage and dispatching the aeroplane.
After the last bag had been placed in the cargo hold, the loader said that he lowered the rear cargo door, rotated the handle to the horizontal position and moved to the front of the aircraft and removed a “fast bag” trolley in preparation for engine start (see Figure 1). The first officer, after escorting the last passenger to the entry door, donned his hi-visibility vest and started his final walk-around inspection of the aeroplane before boarding and joining the captain.
The captain later commented that after the first officer had boarded the aeroplane, they discussed the cargo door warning light remaining illuminated as expected from the DDPG entry. The first officer confirmed he had checked the cargo door, so the crew continued their preparations for departure. At 0807, about on schedule, the engines were started and ZK-EAQ taxied for take-off. At about 0815, ZK-EAQ commenced its take-off roll on runway 05. As the aeroplane lifted off, the passengers and crew heard a loud noise from the rear. At the same time, several control tower staff observed that the cargo door was almost fully

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