NTSB Identification: FTW87FA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34768.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 05, 1987 in GRAFORD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ACA, registration: N68529
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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 PILOT DEPARTED POSSUM KINGDOM AIRPORT AND ENTERED A CROSSWIND TURN. THE PILOT HEARD A LOUD 'POP' AND COULD NOT MOVE THE AILERON CONTROL TO RECOVER FROM THE TURN. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT AND CRASHED INTO A LAKE. THE AILERON PULLEY FOR THE RIGHT AILERON CABLE HAD FAILED ALLOWING THE CABLE TO BIND AGAINST THE PULLEY BUSHING.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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