NTSB Identification: ANC82DAG21
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 10, 1982 in SOLDOTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/10/1983
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-75, registration: N27006
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE EXECUTING DEPARTURE STALLS THE ELEVATOR LOCKED IN THE FULL UP POSITION. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN CONTROL, IT WAS FOUND THAT PARTIAL CONTROL WAS POSSIBLE IN A POWER OFF DESCENDING TURN. THIS ATTITUDE WAS MAINTAINED UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO GROUND CONTACT WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS TRANSITIONED TO A LEVEL ATTITUDE BEFORE COLLIDING WITH TREES. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT DISCOVERED A PAIR OF PLIERS WHICH HAD SLID INTO THE ELEVATOR BELLCRANK.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..FOREIGN OBJECT

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..LOCKED


Contributing Factors

STALL..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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