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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8712
Last updated: 5 November 2020
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Date:13-APR-1973
Time:22:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402A
Owner/operator:Rusk Aviation
Registration: N4599Q
C/n / msn: 402A-99
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Greensboro, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Greensboro
Destination airport:Greensboro
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Greensboro, while engaged in a local demo flight, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. All six occupants were killed.

- Cause:
"Uncontrolled descent following a failure of the elevator tab control system. The following factors were reported:
- Flight control system disconnected,
- Bolt connecting aft elevator bellcrank and elevator pushrod came loose,
- 100 h ours inspection completed 66 hours prior to the accident."

Sources:

NTSB

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-73-33 issued 1 June 1973 by NTSB
Safety recommendation A-73-34 issued 1 June 1973 by NTSB
Safety recommendation A-73-35 issued 1 June 1973 by NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2020 02:12 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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