NTSB Identification: NYC85FA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27602.
Accident occurred Monday, March 25, 1985 in SWANTON, VT
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N6024V
Injuries: 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.

DURING NORMAL CRUISE FLT THE PLT BECAME UNABLE TO MOVE THE ELEVATOR CONTROL. THE FLT WAS CONTINUED TO THE PLANNED DESTINATION USING ELEVATOR TRIM FOR PITCH CONTROL. ON FINAL APPROACH TO THE RWY THE ACFT WAS CAUGHT BY A WIND GUST & PITCHED NOSE DOWN. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE DESCENT USING ELEVATOR TRIM & UNDERSHOT THE RWY. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED SOLID ICE FORMATIONS IN THE HULL ENCASING THE ELEVATOR CONTROL PUSH-PULL ROD. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS UNABLE TO MOVE THE ELEVATOR CONTROL DURING PREFLIGHT. EXTERNAL HEAT WAS APPLIED, CONTROL MOVEMENT WAS POSSIBLE & THE ACFT MADE A NORMAL TAKEOFF.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..FROZEN

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..FROZEN

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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