Yakutia B752 at Magadan on Dec 6th 2014, cargo door opened in flight

Last Update: February 15, 2021 / 15:22:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 6, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
R3-9990

Destination
Yakutsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BPY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Yakutia Airlines Boeing 757-200 freighter, registration VQ-BPY performing flight R3-9990 from Magadan to Yakutsk (Russia), was climbing out of Magadan when the crew stopped the climb at 2000 meters due to the forward cargo door opening. The aircraft returned to Magadan for a safe landing about 25 minutes after departure, the cargo door remained attached. The aircraft sustained minor if any damage.

The aircraft had diverted to Magadan on its flight R3-9991 from Moscow Vnukovo to Yakutsk (Russia) about 11 hours earlier due to a problem with the cabin pressure. The aircraft had been unloaded and the aircraft was to position to its home base.

According to a legal document: during initial climb the crew noticed chaotic flashing of the light signalling the opening of the cargo door, followed by the depressurization of the aircraft. The crew returned the aircraft to Magadan with the cargo door remaining in the full upright position for the remainder of the flight. After landing ice was found on the actuators for the locks to lock and keep the door in the locked position. In addition, ice and compressed snow was found on the proxitiy switches. The locks were found actually open. The pressure relief hatch at the cargo door was closed. The aircraft did not carry any cargo on the occurrence flight. Rosaviatsia recommended to operators to ensure that the locks, actuators and proximity switches are free of ice and snow before closing the cargo door, in particular during precipitation in low temperatures. After closing the door the ground personnel should monitor the light extinguishing, which indicates eletric power had been removed from the cargo door mechanism after completing the closing cycle.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 6, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
R3-9990

Destination
Yakutsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BPY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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