NTSB Identification: ATL83FA024
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 03, 1982 in CHATTANOOGA, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210E, registration: N4958U
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 ENG LOST POWER PASSING 4,000 FT DURING CLIMBOUT. THE PLT IMMEDIATELY REVERSED COURSE & ATTEMPTED TO REACH LOVELL FIELD. HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY & LANDED IN A SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT 1 MI SHORT OF THE RWY. THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A SIGNPOST & THE NOSE GR COLLAPSED. THE THROTTLE LINKAGE WAS FOUND SEPARATED AT THE CONTROL SHAFT UNDER THE ROD END THAT CONNECTS TO THE FUEL CONTROL. THE FRACTURE AREA WAS IN THE CONTROL ROD & THE FRACTURE SURFACE EXHIBITED RUST OVER THE ENTIRE BREAK. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION REVEALED A FATIGUE FRACTURE OF THE CONTROL SHAFT AT THE POINT WHERE THE DRIVE SCREW WAS INSERTED THROUGH THE SLEEVE, THE THREADED BRASS BUSHING & INTO THE CONTROL SHAFT. CESSNA SERVICE BULLETIN 69-16, DATED 7/22/69, IDENTIFIED THIS PROBLEM & DESCRIBED PROCEDURES TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM. SERVICE LETTERS ARENOT MANDATORY & THERE WAS NO RECORD OF COMPLIANCE IN THE ACFT'S LOGBOOK.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,LINKAGE..FATIGUE

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,LINKAGE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,LINKAGE..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE BULLETIN/LETTER..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


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