NTSB Identification: ATL82IA245
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Wednesday, August 25, 1982 in DULUTH, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N2163W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DURING PREFLIGHT, THE PILOT FOUND THE RIGHT AILERON FRONT PUSH-PULL ROD END BROKEN. THIS DEFECT WOULD HAVE PRECLUDED AILERON CONTROL. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE FRACTURE REVEALED THAT THE PART HAD FAILED DUE TO REVERSE BENDING FATIGUE AS A RESULT OF INADEQUATE LUBRICATION.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..FATIGUE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..DISCONNECTED

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..FAILURE,TOTAL

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