NTSB Identification: ANC84FA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26979.
Accident occurred Monday, September 17, 1984 in OUZINKIE, AK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N8592
Injuries: 4 Serious.
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.
PLT COMPLETED 5 TURN SPIN, COCKPIT BEGAN FILLING WITH SMOKE.ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WAS TURNED OFF AND PLT WAS DESCENDING FOR PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WHEN ELEVATOR CONTROL WAS LOST. ACFT SETTLED INTO 75 FT TALL TREES. SOURCE OF FIRE WHICH RESULTED IN BATTERY BOILING OVER WAS UNDETERMINED. FAILURE OF ELEVATOR CABLE WAS DUE TO SEVERE CORROSION WHICH PROGRESSED OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. THE PLT IS ALSO A MECHANIC AND HE PERFORMED THE LAST 100 HR INSPECTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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