NTSB Identification: FTW86LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32282.
Accident occurred Monday, September 01, 1986 in SWEETWATER, TX
Aircraft: BOEING E75, registration: N4563N
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE THE ACFT WAS IN CRUISE FLT, THE ENGINE SUDDENLY WENT TO IDLE POWER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN A CLEARING, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE INTENDED AREA. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH LOW MESQUITE TREES, DAMAGING THE LANDING GEAR & WINGS. AN EXAM OF THE THROTTLE LINKAGE REVEALED A COTTER PIN WAS MISSING WHICH ALLOWED THE THROTTLE CONTROL TO BECOME DISCONNECTED.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,LINKAGE..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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