NTSB Identification: LAX83LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31247.
Scheduled 14 CFR CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in YUMA, AZ
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-10, registration: N68043
Injuries: 1 Serious,240 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A PITCH EXCURSION UP THEN DOWN WHILE IN AUTOPILOT ON OPERATION. A CRACKED STRAIN GAGE BRIDGE WIRE WAS FOUND IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..FALSE INDICATION

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

MAINTENANCE,AAIP/PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM..INADEQUATE..PRODUCTION/DESIGN PERSONNEL

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..DETERIORATED

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