NTSB Identification: MKC83IA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20812.
Incident occurred Thursday, May 12, 1983 in ARKANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 441, registration: N36962
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.
THE PILOT EXPERIENCED ELEVATOR CONTROL PROBLEMS AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON AN ABANDONED AIRSTRIP. THE ELEVATOR TRIM CABLE HAD COME OFF OF THE ELECTRIC TRIM SERVO DRUM AND WAS TANGLED IN THE AUTO PILOT. AN UNRELATED FIRE DESTROYED THE AIRCRAFT. POST FIRE TESTS SUGGEST THAT THE CABLE DRUM HAD BEEN SUBJECT TO TAMPERING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:SABOTAGE
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