NTSB Identification: NYC88IA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37654.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Tuesday, January 26, 1988 in PHILADELPHIA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: BEECH 1900C, registration: N818BE
Injuries: 14 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.

THE BEECH 1900C TOOK OFF ON A SCHEDULED COMMUTER FLT. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT AT 5000 FT, THE CO-PILOT WAS UNABLE TO PUSH THE CONTROL WHEEL FORWARD FAR ENOUGH TO LEVEL OFF. BY REDUCING POWER, THE CREW WAS ABLE TO COMPENSATE. THE CREW SUBSEQUENTLY RETURNED FOR A NORMAL LANDING AND ALL OCCUPANTS DEPLANNED NORMALLY. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT DISCLOSED THAT A SHOP RAG HAD BECOME JAMMED IN THE ELEVATOR CONTROL PULLEY UNDER THE PILOTS SEAT. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN OPERATED FOR 21 HOURS SINCE THE LAST INSPECTION WHERE THE FLOOR PLATES IN THE COCKPIT WERE OPENED.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL CABLE/ROD..JAMMED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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