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GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN KILLED BY CABIN DOOR

18 Mar 12:37 | Comments (9)

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Gulfstream G150, Jan. 4, 2018, Kittilä, Finland

The German captain of an Austrian-registered Gulfstream G150 was killed opening the cabin door after his preflight inspection. The Kittilä  airport, Finland’s fourth busiest, is located north of the Arctic Circle, and the airplane’s auxiliary power unit was reportedly operating to provide heat for the flight attendant.

Cabin pressurization had apparently also been activated, causing the door to blow open violently when unlatched.

There were no other injuries. Aircraft damage was limited to the door and its  frame and described as “minor.” 

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