Squawk Box

June 2005 Issue

Squawk Box: 06/05

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

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Beechcraft F33A
Gear Retraction Failure

The pilot reported selecting “gear up” with no results. A maintenance technician tracked the problem to an intermittent dynamic breaker relay, p/n SM50D7, but did not make a recommendation. Part Total Time: 245 hours.

Cessna C150D
Rudder Separation

The AN3-7A top rudder hinge bolt was described as having loosened from its locking nut plate, precipitating complete rudder separation while the aircraft was in flight at 2000 feet agl. The mechanic suggests there should be additional safeties for t...

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