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March 31, 2008 - 6:33am

Water that pooled under the floor panels of a Falcon 20, froze and restricted the movement of the aileron trim actuator as the airplane was landing at London Stansted Airport is to blame for the airplane’s “frozen” controls, according to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

February 5, 2008 - 5:46am

Rockwell 690B, Homerville, Ga., March 27, 2003–At 1:13 a.m. EST Commander 690B N53LG broke up in flight while descending in the vicinity of Homerville. The commercial-rated pilot and ATP-rated passenger were killed in the accident. N53LG was registered to Haulers Insurance and was on a repositioning flight operating under Part 91. The flight had originated in Mount Pleasant, Tenn.

February 5, 2008 - 5:46am

Rockwell 690B, Homerville, Ga., March 27, 2003–At 1:13 a.m. EST Commander 690B N53LG broke up in flight while descending in the vicinity of Homerville. The commercial-rated pilot and ATP-rated passenger were killed in the accident. N53LG was registered to Haulers Insurance and was on a repositioning flight operating under Part 91. The flight had originated in Mount Pleasant, Tenn.

December 19, 2007 - 12:10pm

RAYTHEON BEECH 1900D, ALBANY, N.Y., OCT. 16, 2003–During the takeoff roll of a Beech 1900, operated by CommutAir as Continental Connection Flight 8718, the flight crew was unable to rotate the airplane and aborted the takeoff uneventfully. Examination revealed that when the elevator trim wheel in the cockpit was positioned to neutral, the elevator trim was actually in the full nose-down position.

December 11, 2007 - 10:07am

Cessna Citation 550 Bravo, Bethany, Okla., May 20, 2002–The NTSB determined that the cause of N13VP’s runway overrun during an aborted takeoff from Wiley Post Airport was the anomalous elevator trim system and the pilot’s failure to note its improper setting before takeoff. The aircraft was substantially damaged when it hit two fences, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries among the five passengers and ATP pilot.

October 31, 2007 - 10:30am

Beginning this month, engine manufacturers seeking type certification on new turbine designs with inlet areas greater than 26.9 sq ft will have to pass more stringent bird-ingestion tests. The amended rule–already ratified by the EASA–formalizes standards that the industry has already largely adopted, according to Marc Bouthillier of the FAA’s engine and propeller directorate.

October 9, 2007 - 5:01am

BEECH 1900D, HYANNIS, MASS., AUG. 26, 2003–At approximately 7:38 p.m. EDT Beech N240CJ, operated by Colgan Air, crashed after takeoff from Runway 24 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in Hyannis. Both pilots–captain Scott Knabe, 39, and first officer Steven Dean, 38–the only occupants, were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

September 27, 2007 - 8:35am

The NTSB has recommended that the FAA require an aural trim-in-motion warning in the Cessna CitationJet 525 to alert pilots of a runaway trim. The Safety Board made the recommendation, along with three others that address runaway trim, last month in response to the 2003 Citation 525 crash in Coupeville, Wash., in which the pilot was forced to ditch the aircraft in the waters near Whidbey Island following a runaway trim.

July 24, 2007 - 10:29am

Boundary Layer Research has won FAA approval for a hover-performance increase of up to 250 pounds for Bell 204Bs, 205A-1s and UH-1Hs fitted with its tailboom strake modification kits. Known as the Performance Pack, the new clearance is the result of high-density-altitude flight tests conducted last summer near Greybull, Wyo.

March 28, 2007 - 12:20pm

Hartzell Propeller introduced its own line of de-ice components to support the entire line of Hartzell propellers. Hartzell is marketing its new components as replacements for third-party manufactured parts, including boots, wire harnesses and slip rings. Hartzell boot replacements are under warranty until 18 months or 2,000 flight hours. Other de-ice components are covered for 12 months or 1,000 flight hours.

 
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