NTSB Identification: MIA84FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23676.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1983 in LAKELAND, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N4115K
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS ON ITS FIRST PRODUCTION FLT TEST. SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF IT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER AN ABRUPT RIGHT BANK, FOLLOWED BY A STEEP LEFT BANK BEFORE CRASHING. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT WING REVEALED THAT ITS AILERON CABLES WERE CONNECTED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE BELLCRANK ATTACH POINTS BACKWARDS.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..IMPROPER

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION..MANUFACTURER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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