NTSB Identification: DEN84LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23969.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 01, 1984 in SANTA FE, NM
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N4096B
Injuries: 1 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 PLT NOTICED THE THROTTLE STICKING ON TAKEOFF AND TRIED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BUT THE THROTTLE WAS BINDING. THE ACFT TOOKOFF AT A BELOW NORMAL SPEED AND HAD TO BE LANDED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND & SEVERAL TREES. AN ENGINEER SAID THE THROTTLE FRICTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTICEABLE TO THE PLT FOR SOME TIME PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. A MECHANIC SAID THE CABLE IS SUPPOSE TO BE INSPECTED ON THE ANNUAL INSPECTION FOR 'FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT'. THE LAST ANNUAL WAS APRX 8 MOS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..JAMMED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..BINDING(MECHANICAL)


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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