NTSB Identification: ATL82FLT06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 14, 1982 in WALLS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1983
Aircraft: BENSON B8M, registration: N2311E
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT REPORTED THAT AFTER HE TOOK OFF AND CLIMBED TO ABOUT 100 FT AGL, HE TRIED TO TURN, BUT FOUND HE HAD NO CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. HE THEN REDUCED THE POWER AND CRASH LANDED INTO A SOYBEAN FIELD. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THE LOWER LEFT CONTROL PUSH ROD ATTACHING BOLT WAS MISSING.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..DISCONNECTED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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