Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 4, 2009, Sugar Land, Texas, Cessna 421

At approximately 1755 Central time, the airplane sustained minor damage during an in-flight separation of the elevator trim cable following runaway activation of the electric trim system. The airplane was in visual conditions at approximately 6000 feet msl on an autopilot descent from an en route cruise at 19,000 feet. The solo pilot was not injured.

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