2002 AL C-182 Loss of Aircraft Control Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Pell City

C-182F Non-Fatal Pell City, AL March 23, 2002

On the fourth parachute drop flight of the day for the pilot and aircraft, the pilot detected a reduction in elevator control authority on takeoff. He elected to continue the takeoff and climbed to 3,500 feet agl, where he released the two parachutists. On return to the airport, he used power to control his flare, but landed hard and began a porpoise maneuver.

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