NTSB Identification: CHI86LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32655.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in GRIFFITH, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N3321A
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF AND WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH 60 FT AGL THE PLT COULD NOT MOVE THE AILERON TO RECOVER FROM A 15 DEG LEFT BANK. THE PLT REDUCED POWER AND LANDED THE ACFT IN A LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE. THE ACFT SLID AND STRUCK A CREEK BANK WITH THE RIGHT WING. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE RUDDER PEDALS WERE JAMMED IN THE FULL LEFT POSITION. THE AILERON AND RUDDER CONTROLS ARE INTERCONNECTED ON THIS ACFT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON..INOPERATIVE

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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