Squawk Box

March 2009 Issue

Broken, Loose, Failed

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

The pilot was making a left turn in front of a hangar. He pulled the control wheel full aft to take the weight off the front wheel and the control wheel broke off in his hand. The break formed across the wheel, from the lower left to the upper right. Control wheel p/n: 0513168-2.

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