NTSB Identification: ATL84LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24493.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in RUTHERFORDTON, NC
Aircraft: AERONCA O-58A, registration: N46513
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.

AFTER THE ENG WAS STARTED, THE PLT ADDED POWER TO TAXI. HE REPORTED THAT THE ENG THEN WENT TO FULL POWER & HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE PLANE OR CONTROL ITS DIRECTION THRU THE USE OF BRAKES & FLT CONTROLS. THE PLANE STRUCK 3 OTHER PARKED ACFT BEFORE THE PLT STOPPED THE ENG BY USING THE IGNITION SWITCH. AN EXAM REVEALED THE THROTTLE CABLE HAD BROKEN INSIDE THE CABLE HOUSING & THE THROTTLE ARM WAS IN THE FULL FORWARD (OPEN) POSITION. ALSO, THE RIGHT MECHANICAL BRAKE WAS REPORTED TO BE WEAK. THE 3 PARKED ACFT WERE: A BEECH V35B, N56JL; A CESSNA 182Q, N96675; & A CESSNA 1721, N35804.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,CABLE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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