Squawk Box

April 2017 Issue

Nuts

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

Inspection after aircraft received from paint shop found left elevator actuating rod nut unpinned and backed off almost completely, with its bolt backing out. Left aileron outboard hinge was not attached. Hinge plate pinched between skin. Aileron binding. This aircraft was flown in this condition.

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