NTSB Identification: LAX86FA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30357.
Accident occurred Friday, December 13, 1985 in OXNARD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N7310X
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 ACFT TOOK OFF, PITCHED UP STEEPLY, STALLED, NOSED OVER TO THE RIGHT AND CRASHED, NOSE DOWN INTO THE GRASS SOUTH OF THE RWY. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED THAT THE 2 INCH BOLT THE PLT USED AS A CONTROL GUST LOCK FOR THE ELEVATOR AND AILERONS HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED BEFORE THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES/ATTACHMENTS..LOCKED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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