NTSB Identification: ATL86LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31045.
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 1986 in MOUNT AIRY, NC
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BLT-65, registration: N27529
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 STATED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER TO IDLE RPM FOLLOWED BY A FORCED LANDING IN TREES. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT DETERMINED THAT A SNAP RING WHICH HELD THE THROTTLE CABLE HOUSING IN PLACE IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAME LOOSE. WITHOUT THE SNAP RING THE THROTTLE CABLE FLEXED INSTEAD OF ACTUATING THE CARBURETOR THROTTLE LEVER. THE RESULT WAS THAT THE ENGINE RPM COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED AND THE ENGINE RAN AT IDLE POWER.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..LOOSE



Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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