NTSB Identification: MIA85IA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26893.
Incident occurred Saturday, December 29, 1984 in SANFORD, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N402PB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DURING CRUISE FLT, THE ACFT SUDDENLY NOSED DOWN & BEGAN VIBRATING. REMEDIAL ACTION WAS TAKEN & AN UNEVENTFUL EMERG LANDING WAS MADE. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE BOLT, NUT & COTTER PIN (USED TO ATTACH THE ELEVATOR TRIM CONTROL ROD TO THE ELEVATOR TRIM TAB) WERE MISSING. COMPANY MAINTENANCE RECORDS SHOWED THAT THE MISSING COMPONENTS WERE REMOVED ON 12/28/84 & WERE INSTALLED ON THE MORNING OF THE INCIDENT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR TAB..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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