NTSB Identification: NYC84LA278.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26292.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in NORRIDGEWOCK, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA C182, registration: N90G
Injuries: 4 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.

A PARACHTE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER WHILE THE ACFT WAS MANEUVERING TO DROP THE PARACHUTISTS. THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING AFTER THE PARACHUSTIST DISENGAGED FROM THE ACFT. THE ACFT STABILIZER SPAR WAS DAMAGED IN THE ENCOUNTER AND THE LACK OF ELEVATOR EFFECTIVENESS AFFECTED THE ABILITY OF THE PLT TO PROPERLY FLARE THE ACFT. THE NOSE GEAR FAILED DURING THE LANDING ATTEMPT. THE COWLING, PROP AND THE FUSELAGE WAS ALSO DAMAGED.

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

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED


Contributing Factors

HORIZONTAL STABILIZER SURFACE..BENT

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