Squawk Box

November 2004 Issue

Squawk Box: 11/04

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.


Cessna Model T210M
Alternate Air Door Magnet

The engine alternate air door is held closed with a magnetic latch (P/N 1250938-8). The magnetic latch has two small plates bonded to the magnet that make contact with the alternate air door. One of the steel plates debonded due to age and vibration. The plate was ingested into the turbocharger. The turbo was destroyed causing a total loss of boost and a return landing. Metal from the turbo passed through the induction and oil systems causing major damage. The submitter stated they have found two other T21...

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