NTSB Identification: CHI84LA378.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26176.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 1984 in CLEAR LAKE, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 320B, registration: N32ORD
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.

FOLLOWING MAINT ON AN AIR VENT THE MECHANIC FAILED TO SECURE THE MAP COMPARTMENT. THE ASS'Y INTERFERED WITH THE REARWARD MOVEMENT OF THE CONTROL YOKE ON ROTATION FOR TAKEOFF LIMITING THE CLIMB RATE AND RESULTING IN A COLLISION WITH THE TREES. THE FLT PROCEEDED TO IT'S DEST WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. DURING THE LANDING FLARE AT 180 MPH THE NOSE DROPPED DESPITE FULL BACK STICK. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE ROLLING TO A STOP ON THE RWY.

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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