NTSB Identification: LAX84FA467.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25434.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in RUBIDOUX, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-235, registration: N4967P
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

THE PLT FAILED TO REMOVE THE CONTROL LOCK DURING HIS PREFLT INSPECTION; THUS, THE ELEVATOR CONTROL WAS LOCKED & NO PITCH CONTROL WAS AVAILABLE DURING THE TAKEOFF. ROTATION OCCURRED WHEN THE ACFT REACH FLYING SPEED. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE & ITS PITCH ANGLE CONTINUED TO INCREASE UNTIL THE ACFT DECELERATED & STALLED. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL, CRASHED & BURNED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,GUST LOCK..NOT REMOVED

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:

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..LOCKED




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