NTSB Identification: MIA83LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20798.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 13, 1983 in LAKELAND, FL
Aircraft: GRAY J-3 TRAINER, registration: N1391P
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE MANEUVERING TO ENTER THE ULTRALIGHT LANDING AREA ON THE ARPT DURING AN EAA FLY-IN, THE ELEVATOR BECAME JAMMED IN THE DOWN POSITION WHEN A BOLT IN THE LINKAGE BECAME JAMMED AGAINST THE WHEEL AXLE WHICH HAD BEEN BENT IN A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO CRASH LAND USING POWER.

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

LANDING GEAR,AXLE..BENT

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..JAMMED

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT COMPONENT..MANUFACTURER

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