NTSB Identification: FTW89LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37724.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1988 in POWDERLY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N8394K
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT WAS RECEIVING HIS BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW AND WAS ON APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT WHEN HE HEARD A LOUD SNAP AND LOST ELEVATOR CONTROL. HE WAS ABLE TO PUT THE AIRPLANE DOWN ON THE RUNWAY, BUT COULD NOT GET THE TAIL DOWN. WHEN HE APPLIED THE BRAKES, THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ARM BETWEEN THE ELEVATOR AND THE BELL CRANK WAS BROKEN. FURTHER INVESTIGATION INDICATED THERE HAD BEEN WATER INSIDE THE ARM WHICH HAD RUSTED THROUGH TO THE OUTSIDE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..CORRODED

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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