NTSB Identification: MIA88FA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35799.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 17, 1988 in POMPANO BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: Christen Industries A-1, registration: N29076
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT AS HE PUSHED THE CONTROL STICK FORWARD IN AN ATTEMPT TO RAISE THE TAIL, THE ACFT VIOLENTLY PITCHED UP, STALLED AND BROKE RIGHT, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE GROUND, & THE ACFT ROLLED OVER & CAME TO REST INVERTED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE FORWARD CONTROL STICK HAD BEEN REMOVED & WAS REINSTALLED BACKWARDS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT, RESTRICTING THE FORWARD MOVEMENT OF THE CONTROL STICK.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,YOKE/CONTROL STICK..INCORRECT

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER

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