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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38409
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:11-JAN-1999
Time:15:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310R
Owner/operator:Primac Courier Inc
Registration: N87365
C/n / msn: 310R0532
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kearny, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Teterboro, NJ (TEB)
Destination airport:Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While the airplane was climbing, the pilot reported that he did not have any elevator control. Radar data revealed that the airplane had momentarily leveled off at 1,000 feet, and then climbed to 2,000 feet prior to entering a descent. The airplane impacted a rail car in a railroad yard, in a steep nose down pitch attitude. Examination of the airplane revealed the elevator trim was in a full nose down position, and the elevators were in a trailing edge down position at impact. Examination of the elevator trim system revealed that the trailing edge of the elevator trim tab would move down for airplane nose-up trim and up for airplane nose-down trim. Further, if the elevator movement was restricted, the elevator trim tab would function as a small elevator, and move the airplane opposite of the direction desired by movement of the cockpit elevator trim wheel.
Probable Cause: a loss of elevator control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001204X00100&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
25-Nov-2017 13:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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