NTSB Identification: NYC85LA256.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29173.
Accident occurred Friday, August 30, 1985 in HAMILTON, NY
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN 226T, registration: N92RC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON APPROACH FOR LANDING AT HAMILTON, NEW YORK WHEN THE CROSS POWER LEVERS WERE PULLED BACK TO FLIGHT IDLE. THE LEFT PROP WENT INTO BETA MODE STALLING THE LEFT WING AT ABOUT 8 FEET ABOVE THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED ABOUT 20 DEGREES TO THE LEFT, THEN FELL TO THE RUNWAY. AN INSPECTION VERIFIED THE POSIBILITY OF THE LEVER GOING BEYOND THE STOP. THE POWER LEVER INCORPORATES A SPRING LOADED GUARD WHICH ENGAGES A GATE ON THE QUARDRANT AT THE FLIGHT IDLE POSITION TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF THE LEVER INTO GROUND OPERATING RANGE WHILE IN FLIGHT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,PUSH/PULL ROD..WORN

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