Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2002 Issue

May 17, Olar, S.C. / Luscombe LL-8-E

At 1631 eastern time, a Luscombe LL-8-E lost elevator control and crashed in Olar, killing the pilot and passenger. Witnesses said the airplane was descending rapidly in a nose-down attitude. Examination of the flight controls found the elevator control cable attachment fitting separated from the elevator push/pull control rod. The attachment bolt and nut were not located....

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