NTSB Identification: NYC85IA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27379.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Wednesday, February 06, 1985 in PUTNAM, CT
Aircraft: BEECH BE-99, registration: N200TC
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

PLT STATED THAT DURING TKF THE ACFT STARTED TO YAW & ROLL IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH WAKE TURBULENCE ENCOUNTER. HE APPLIED FULL OPPOSITE RUDDER & AILERON. NORMAL DIRECTIONAL WAS REGAINED BETWEEN 50-75 FT ABOVE THE GND. THE ACFT WAS LEVELED FOR CRUISE AT 5000 FT. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS THE PLT NOTICED A SLIGHT BINDING OF THE RUDDERS. HE DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. AN INSTRUMENT APCH & LNDG FOLLOWED. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE RUDDER WELD ASSEMBLY. THE BELLCRANK FITTING & WELD ASSEMBLY ARE FASTENED TOGETHER BY 10 RIVETS & A BOLT & NUT. THE RIVETS WERE SHEARED. THE BOLT & NUT WAS FASTENED, HOWEVER, THE BOLT HOLE WAS ELONGATED TO A LENGTH OF APPROX 30 DEGREES AROUND THE CIRCUMFRENCE OF THE BELLCRANK FITTING.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,RUDDER..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..DISCONNECTED

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..DISABLED


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