NTSB Identification: NYC85LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28659.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 29, 1985 in PITTSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N2335R
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF ON A 2439 FT RWY, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO APPLY BACK ELEVATOR PRESSURE THUS THE ACFT WAS PREVENTED FROM BECOMING AIRBORNE. THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE END OF THE RWY WHERE IT CONTACTED A FENCE AND TREES. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED THE RADIO WIRING HARNESS/PLUGS FELL DOWN IN FRONT OF THE CONTROL COLUMN SPROCKET ASS'Y THEREBY RESTRICTING THE CONTROL COLUMNS AFT MOVEMENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..LOOSE
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