NTSB Identification: FTW84LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24752.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 01, 1984 in LAKE CHARLES, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N7383N
Injuries: 3 Minor,3 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 ACFT HIT A TREE AND A DITCH DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINEAFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE THROTTLE ROD HAD DISCONNECTED FROM THE THROTTLE CONTROL ARM AT THE BOLT HOLE. THE HOLE HAD WORN THROUGH AND THE ROD HAD VIBRATED LOOSE. THE ACFT HAD A 100 HOUR INSPECTION ONLY 22 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE WORN SURFACES HAD TAKEN LONGER THAN 22 HOURS TO REACH THEIR DEGREE OF WEAR. ALSO, THE THROTTLE CABLE HAD BEEN REPLACED AT 850 HOURS. THE ACFT NOW HAD 1188 HOURS TOTAL TIME. THE C-206 SERVICE MANUAL INDICATES THAT THE ENGINE CONTROLS AND LINKAGE ARE TO BE INSPECTED EVERY 100 HOURS. THE ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RUN AFTER INSTALLING A NEW THROTTLE ARM AND REPAIRING IMPACT DAMAGE.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,TORQUE BOX..DISCONNECTED

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,BELLCRANK..WORN

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,BELLCRANK..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE,100-HOUR INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


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