Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 15, Holland, Mich. / Beech Bonanza

At 23:15 eastern time, a Beech K35 was damaged during a precautionary landing at the Tulip City Airport, but the pilot was uninjured. The pilot reported that, while in flight, he found that the throttle control would only operate between throttle and full throttle, so he elected to land. He was at a point where he thought he could land, so he shut off the engine and attempted to glide to the airport. The airplane struck the ground about 300 feet short of the runway. An examination of the airplane found that the bolt that attaches the clamp for the throttle cable housing in the engine compartment was loose, limiting the movement of the throttle....

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