Squawk Box

March 2006 Issue

Squawk Box: 03/06

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

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Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG
Frayed Elevator Cables

During April, May and July of 2005 a technician at a repair station found and reported the exact same defect on three examples of the same type aircraft; all in the same location and all within the same approximate part times in service. A 100-hour inspection on each aircraft found broken elevator cable strands approximately two feet from the aft end. The elevator cable part number listed is 0510105-391. Part times ranged from 694.2 to 886.1 hours. Average Part Total Time: 822.1 hours.

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