Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 18, 2011, Reading, Penn., Cessna 177B Cardinal

The airplane was substantially damaged during an aborted takeoff at about 1415 Eastern time. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. After flying in for lunch, the pilot and his passenger attempted to depart. The airplane accelerated and lifted off the runway normally. However, the elevator control was "frozen" and could not be moved.

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