NTSB Identification: CHI96LA253.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 1996 in WAUKESHA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Yasecko LONG-EZE, registration: N303Y
Injuries: 1 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 airplane was 6 miles from the airport when 'something broke on the throttle. The airplane's engine would only develop idle power.' The pilot 'trimmed the airplane for 120 miles per hour and tried to make the runway.' When he noticed that his visual glide path was too low, the pilot elected to land the airplane on a highway between moving automobiles. During the landing, the airplane stuck a curb, an automobile and a truck before coming to a stop on the highway. Examination revealed that the throttle linkage cable to the throttle arm spring had broken leaving the throttle arm in the idle power position.

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

Failure of the throttle cable.

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