NTSB Identification: FTW96IA080.
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Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, December 25, 1995 in DENVER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1996
Aircraft: Beech 1900C, registration: N39019
Injuries: 21 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

During landing flare, the elevator jammed. The pilot continued the landing using elevator trim to adjust nose attitude. Investigation revealed that an elevator counterweight bolt had backed out and jammed the elevators. The aircraft was on its first trip after being painted by an outside contractor and undergoing a return-to-service inspection by the operator.

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

failure by the outside contractor to perform adequate maintenance, and failure by the operator to perform an adequate inspection.

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