Passenger pulled back on controls during takeoff before Cumberland County plane crash, report says
Click Like to Follow Fliegerfaust Facebook page to get the News ASAP / Share to share this post now.
March 21, 2020 - by CBS for cbs17.com
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) – A passenger grabbed the yoke of a plane and pulled back on the controls before the aircraft crashed near Hope Mills in February, according to a report by the NTSB.
On Feb. 17, a commercial pilot was going to take three people up in a Cessna 172M to orient them with general aviation, a preliminary accident report by the National Transportation Safety Board says.
The pilot, who was also a flight instructor, was seated in the right cockpit seat during takeoff around 1:50 p.m.
During takeoff, the passenger in the front left seat grabbed the yoke and pulled back...