NTSB Identification: CHI92LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46125.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 23, 1992 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1993
Aircraft: AERONCA O-58B, registration: N47373
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 ON THE FIRST TAKEOFF AFTER AN ANNUAL INSPECTION AND REBUILD. THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, EXITED THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT, AND NOSED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE AFTER THE ACCIDENT FOUND THE AILERON CABLES TO BE REVERSED.

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

THE INADEQUATE INSPECTION BY OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, AND AN INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. A FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE REVERSAL OF THE AILERON CABLES.

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