WASHINGTON—Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 8, were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. According to a preliminary report by the NTSB, flight data recorder (FDR) information showed that the pilots continued accelerating for 5 sec. with no pitch change, until reaching a speed of 166 kt., before initiating a rejected takeoff ...


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