NTSB Identification: MIA98WA056
Incident occurred Friday, December 05, 1997 in MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Aircraft: Boeing 707-320, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 5, 1997, about 1716 eastern standard time, a Boeing 707-320, Uruguay registration CX-BSB, operated by Transcontinental Sur Airlines, as a positioning flight from Montevideo, Uruguay to Santiago, Chile, experienced a flight control malfunction while climbing after departure from Montevideo. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft was not damaged and the three flightcrew members were not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The flighcrew reported to civil aviation authorities that while climbing through 2,000 feet after departure they made a turn to the left and after completing the turn the aircraft's wings would not roll level. They used isometric engine power to return the aircraft to a wings level attitude and returned to the airport for landing using isometric power. The landing was uneventful.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Director General Civil Aviation, Uruguay. Any further information made be obtained from:

Director General Civil Aviation Republic of Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay Telephone: 598-2-902-9536

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Uruguay.

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