NTSB Identification: ATL83LA233.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21550.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in TODDVILLE, MD
Aircraft: PIPER J3-C65, registration: N28019
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.
THE ACFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING WHILE SKIDDING AFTER THE AILERON CONTROL JAMMED. THE PILOT IN THE REAR SEAT AND THE OWNER IN THE FRONT SEAT SAID THAT AFTER A COUPLE OF STEEP TURNS THE AILERON CONTROL COULD NOT BE MOVED. THE ACFT WAS IN A LEFT WING DOWN ATTITUDE AND WAS CONTROLLED WITH THROTTLE, RUDDER AND ELEVATOR. IT SKIDDED LEFT UNTIL IMPACT WITH MARSHY TERRAIN. THE ACFT WAS MOVED TO GET IT OUT OF TIDAL WATER. WHEN A MECHANIC INSPECTED THE ACFT LATER A WRENCH WAS FOUND IN THE FUSELAGE WHICH WAS SUSPECT BUT BECAUSE THE ACFT WAS MOVED THE WRENCH COULD NOT BE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THE JAMMING DEVICE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..JAMMED
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