NTSB Identification: FTW85FA306.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30373.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 06, 1985 in LEVELLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA A150M, registration: N9807J
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PLT HAD BEEN OBSERVED TO MAKE TAKEOFFS USING MAXIMUM UP ELEVATOR FOR LIFTOFF. THE ELEVATOR WAS FOUND IN A NINETEEN DEGREE UP POSITION AND BOTH THE LEFT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER AND ELEVATOR WERE BENT UPWARD AT THE TIP. THE DOWN ELEVATOR CLEVIS WAS OBSERVED JAMMED AGAINST A SECTION OF BULKHEAD PREVENTING THE PILOT FROM UTILIZING NOSE DOWN ELEVATOR PRIOR TO IMPACT. THE ACFT STALLED AND FELL INTO A NOSE DOWN LEFT SPIN, WHICH CONTINUED TO IMPACT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..ABOVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,CABLE..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..LOSS,TOTAL

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

LIFT-OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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