NTSB Identification: IAD78FA066
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of AMERICAN AIR T
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N54292

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1315  78/5/19    MARTINSVILLE,VA     PIPER PA-31         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 44, 2149
        TIME - 1610                    N54292              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 363 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BLUE RIDGE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARTINSVILLE,VA             ROANOKE,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: ELEVATOR ASSEMBLY,ATTACHMENTS
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- LATE ABORT AFTER RECOGNITION OF CONTROL PROB. ELEV CONT CABLE BINDING AGAINST LIGHTENING HOLE.

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