Caribou Crash - Modified Controls Still Locked on Takeoff

Video 33 added on 2006-07-28:
Video Type: Crash
Aircraft: Caribou
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An excellent reminder that there really are good reasons to do a thorough preflight and to make sure the controls are free. This happened just north of Winnipeg, and the aircraft was the first version with PT-6-67 Turboprops. The Canadian DOT concluded that the control locks were still locked when the aircraft took off. Those who have flown the Caribou may wonder how that could have happened when it is physically impossible to advance the throttles with the lock on - but this aircraft was being modified (still restricted category) and the throttle quadrant was not properly rigged to accommodate the throttle levers for the turbine engines. Three people were on board; two test pilots and an engineer. -tapsdog1 at

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