This afternoon I received my latest copy of AIN. I always pay particular attention to accident and safety reports; and one stood out among others. The article told of a mechanic who was fatally injured after opening the door of a King Air B200 main door. I would encourage everyone to check out the article at: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/final-report-cabin-pressure-mishap-proved-fatal/ or the NTSB report at: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?ev_id=20080414X00469&ntsbno=DFW08LA097&akey=1.
As this incident occurred more than a year ago, I apologize if this is old news to others or has already been discussed. I wasn’t sure if this was an appropriate place to send such a message, but I felt compelled to share the info with others; and encourage those of you who manage or supervise others to share with them. Safety is the most important thing whether you work on a piston single, twin turbo-prop (in this case), or a multi-engine jet. Please be careful out there.
Chief of Aviation Maintenance
Moncrief Oil International, Inc.
Fort Worth / Meacham (KFTW)
Originaly posted on NBAA Maintenance Air Mail. Permission to crosspost by Author.