| Rag left in aircraft caused safety issue with flight critical system
posted 20 February 2017 in Category:Accidents and Incidents
On 7 June 2013, stabiliser trim control cable, pulley and drum damage were discovered on an aircraft undergoing scheduled maintenance. The Investigation found the damage to have been due to a rag which was found trapped in the forward cable drum windings and concluded that the integrity of the system had been compromised over an extended period. The rag was traced to a specific maintenance facility.