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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dlh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 7000
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departing dlh, we had 27 passenger. F/a was late in doing pre-departure briefing and other duties due to reasons unknown. Taxi from terminal to runway 27 is very short distance. After first officer gave his pre-departure briefing, including telling the F/a to be seated, we completed the checklists and took off. On initial climb, I noticed the cockpit door was not secure (this is not on checklist). Upon arrival at msp, I quizzed F/a as to why door was open. She informed me that she had been in the back stowing carry on baggage during the takeoff and had been unable to close door. She was not in a seat during the takeoff. I asked her why she had not informed me that she was being delayed in completing her duties and she replied that she had not thought of that. It is very obvious that training of F/a's is very inadequate. Also, if the FAA would force companies to limit carry-ONS this would help greatly.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MDT MADE TKOF WITH COCKPIT DOOR OPEN AND CABIN ATTENDANT STILL STOWING CARRY ON BAGGAGE.
Narrative: DEPARTING DLH, WE HAD 27 PAX. F/A WAS LATE IN DOING PRE-DEP BRIEFING AND OTHER DUTIES DUE TO REASONS UNKNOWN. TAXI FROM TERMINAL TO RWY 27 IS VERY SHORT DISTANCE. AFTER F/O GAVE HIS PRE-DEP BRIEFING, INCLUDING TELLING THE F/A TO BE SEATED, WE COMPLETED THE CHKLISTS AND TOOK OFF. ON INITIAL CLB, I NOTICED THE COCKPIT DOOR WAS NOT SECURE (THIS IS NOT ON CHKLIST). UPON ARR AT MSP, I QUIZZED F/A AS TO WHY DOOR WAS OPEN. SHE INFORMED ME THAT SHE HAD BEEN IN THE BACK STOWING CARRY ON BAGGAGE DURING THE TKOF AND HAD BEEN UNABLE TO CLOSE DOOR. SHE WAS NOT IN A SEAT DURING THE TKOF. I ASKED HER WHY SHE HAD NOT INFORMED ME THAT SHE WAS BEING DELAYED IN COMPLETING HER DUTIES AND SHE REPLIED THAT SHE HAD NOT THOUGHT OF THAT. IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT TRNING OF F/A'S IS VERY INADEQUATE. ALSO, IF THE FAA WOULD FORCE COMPANIES TO LIMIT CARRY-ONS THIS WOULD HELP GREATLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.