Squawk Box

August 2010 Issue

Jammed And Frayed

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

The control yoke was binding when turned left approximately 45 degrees. Upon inspecting the aileron control system, a screw was found lodged in a pulley groove and the cable (p/n 106-524044-19) was damaged. The aircraft had flown 2.0 hours since its last annual inspection. The screw appeared to be a floor panel screw.

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