Squawk Box

May 2007 Issue

High and Low Time

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

"On final," states an unidentified submitter, "the student selected 30 degrees flaps; a loud ‘pop’ was heard, the r/h flap came down to 30 degrees, but there was no movement at the l/h flap. The aircraft landed without incident. Investigation revealed the swaged ball end broke from the remaining cable (p/n 0400107-146)." The submitter suspects high time and cycles as contributing factors to the failure.

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