NTSB Identification: MIA84LA021A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22498.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1983 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7HC, registration: N8918R
Injuries: 3 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 PLT OF CHAMPION 7HC, N8918R, STATED THAT HE TAXIED OVER A ROUGH FIELD TO RWY 13. WHILE CROSSING THE FIELD, SOMETHING STRUCK THE BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE & BROKE THE AILERON BELLCRANK WHICH CONNECTED THE CONTROL STICK TO THE AILERON PUSHRODS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT DURING TAKEOFF. HE STATED THAT JUST BEFORE LIFT-OFF, THE LEFT WING STARTED TO RISE VERY RAPIDLY, AND HE APPLIED FULL LEFT AILERON & RUDDER, BUT THE AILERONS DID NOT REACT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CHAMPION TURNED TO THE RIGHT & HEADED TOWARD A CESSNA 152, N93158, TAXIING ON A TAXIWAY. THE AIRCREW OF THE CESSNA STOPPED THEIR ACFT & BOTH OCCUPANTS DUCKED THEIR HEADS IN THE COCKPIT. THE RIGHT WING OF THE CHAMPION HIT THE CESSNA'S PROP, UPPER ENG COWLING & RIGHT WING, THE THE CHANPION CAME TO REST ON THE TAXIWAY BEHIND THE CESSNA. AN EXAM OF THE CHAMPION'S FRACTURED AILERON COMPONENTS SHOWED NO EVIDNECE OF PREVIOUS CRACKS OR FATIGUE.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE OBJECTS


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE


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