NTSB Identification: LAX85IA370.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30280.
Incident occurred Friday, August 23, 1985 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: BEECH B19, registration: N9718L
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER DEPARTURE, AT ABOUT 800 FEET, THE RIGHT AIRLERON BECAME DISCONNECTED. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, FLY A LEFT HAND TRAFFIC PATTERN AND LAND SUCCESSFULLY. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT INBOARD AILERON CONTROL PUSH ROD HAD SHEARED AT THE FORWARD END; THE BEARING HAD SEIZED. A LACK OF LUBRICATION WAS EVIDENT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON ATTACHMENT..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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