NTSB Identification: DEN87LA239.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34111.
Accident occurred Friday, September 25, 1987 in COLORADO SPRGS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N3006B
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 PLT STATED THAT AFTER HE LNDD TO PICK UP A PAX, HE ENGAGED THE CONTROL LOCK FM HABIT, BUT DID NOT SHUT DWN THE ENG. HE GOT CLNC TO TAXI BACK TO THE RWY & TAKEOFF, BUT 'FORGOT TO RELEASE CONTROL LOCK.' THE CESSNA 195 HAS A COMBINATION CONTROL LOCK AND PARKING BRAKE. WHEN ENGAGED, IT SETS THE BRAKES & LOCKED ONLY THE AILERONS & RUDDER. IT DID NOT LOCK THE ELEVATORS. HOWEVER, THE ELEVATOR SYS HAS A 'DETENT' THAT WOULD HOLD THE CONTROL FULL FORWARD. SINCE THE ELEVATOR CONTROL WAS FULL FORWRD, THE TAIL OF THE ACFT CAME UP QUICKLY. THE PLT STATED THT 'UPON REALIZING WHAT WAS HAPPENING, I TRIED TO UNLOCK CONTROL BUT WAS TOO LATE AND NOSE WENT INTO RUNWAY CAUSING FLIP-OVER.' LATER, WHEN THE PLT WAS CONTACTEDFOR CLARIFICATION, HE SAID HE HAD MOVED THE CONTROL INTO THE DETENT TO GET IT OUT OF HIS WAY. ALSO, HE SAID THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, HE COULD HAVE PULLED THE CONTROL OUT OF THE DETENT 'WITH A LITTLE EXTRA EFFORT,' BUT 'THINGS JUST HAPPENED TOO FAST.'

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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:

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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