NTSB Identification: NYC95LA161.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 13, 1995 in WARREN, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 305A, registration: N5204G
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT WAS RETURNING THE AIRPLANE TO THE AIRPORT, AFTER TOWING A GLIDER. IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, THE ELEVATOR CONTROL SEIZED AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE DESCENT, AFTER WHICH THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED TREES. EXAMINATION REVEALED THE ELEVATOR CABLE HAD FAILED NEAR A PULLEY. THE AIRPLANE HAD LAST BEEN INSPECTED 75 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

a failed elevator cable which resulted in an inflight loss of control and uncontrolled contact with trees.

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