NTSB Identification: LAX85FUG03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28597.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 23, 1985 in HEMET, CA
Aircraft: VICKERS SLINGSBY T56A VEGA, registration: N4312B
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.

THE SAILPLANE WAS IN LEVEL FLT WHEN THE PLT FELT FLUTTER AND LOST PITCH CONTROL OF THE ACFT. AFTER ONE UNCONTROLLED LOOP THE PLT BAILED OUT AND RECEIVED SERIOUD INJURIES DURING THE PARACHUTE LANDING. LOSS OF ALL SIX ELEVATOR HINGES HAD CAUSED THE ELEVATOR TO JAM IN THE UP POSITION.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..DISCONNECTED

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