NTSB Releases Safety Video on Mis-rigged Controls

 - April 21, 2015, 5:45 PM

The NTSB released a safety video on flight-control issues stemming from mis-rigging that can occur during maintenance checks. It focuses on a single-engine Cessna that the two pilots were able to land successfully, despite having reversed controls. The video includes an interview with the highly experienced mechanic who performed the work on the single-engine Cessna. He shares his perspectives on how the maintenance error occurred and offers advice to other aircraft maintenance professionals on how they can avoid a similar mistake. The video also highlights a number of other fatal air transport accidents in which the controls were mis-rigged.