The aircraft was on a local flight from Pocklington Airfield and cruising at 1,800 ft. As the pilot accelerated the aircraft to 120 kt, his door opened causing damage to the door and its mounting. The door remained attached to the aircraft but its window detached. After assessing the aircraft’s handling the pilot made an emergency call to Pocklington Airfield to request an immediate return to land. The aircraft landed without further incident.
Published 10 December 2014