NTSB Identification: NYC95LA226.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 23, 1995 in AUBURN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1996
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB, registration: N6304N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot/owner and passenger were performing aerobatic maneuvers at 5,000 feet. At the completion of a snap roll, the rudder was jammed fully to the left, and the airplane continued to roll. Unable to control the airplane, the pilot directed his passenger to bail out at 3,500 feet. Still unable to control the airplane, the pilot bailed out at 2,000 feet. The pilot and passenger parachuted to the ground without injury, while the airplane descended uncontrolled and impacted the ground. Extensive damage to the rudder precluded determining its operational condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the loss of airplane control as a result of a jammed rudder for undetermined reasons. Full narrative available
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