Rudder

March 31, 2008 - 11:49am

Cessna is adopting “hybrid” fly-by-wire technology to actuate the flight controls on the Citation Columbus, formerly known as the Large Cabin Concept jet. This is Cessna’s first use of fly-by-wire flight controls in a Citation design, and the system combines electronic and mechanical control of flight control actuators.

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 14, 2007 - 7:21am

American Airlines and the copilot of Flight 587 are officially being blamed for the November 2001 crash of an Airbus A300 after the vertical tail separated in flight seconds after takeoff. More than 260 people were killed when the airliner fell into a New York City neighborhood.

November 27, 2007 - 9:58am

Ask most professional pilots about either the USAir accident in Pittsburgh or the United Airlines crash in Colorado Springs, when the Boeing 737s flipped upside down before impact, and the discussion often focuses on whether it was wake turbulence, a roll cloud or a rudder hard-over that caused the crashes.

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 24, 2007 - 3:30pm

Twin Commander Aircraft (Booth No. 2639) is introducing two new products at the NBAA Convention: a digital fuel-quantity indicating system and retrofit boots for the control column and rudder pedals. The digital fuel indicator features a digital LCD cockpit display with low fuel warning indicator, a quick-disconnect wiring harness and a remote processor unit.

March 30, 2007 - 1:15pm

CESSNA 208B CARAVAN, AUBURN, ALA., FEB. 3, 2004–At 2 p.m. a Caravan registered to and operated by Rushton Air experienced a right rudder control cable failure shortly after takeoff from the Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG), Ga., on a planned flight to Auburn-Opelika Airport (AUO). The repositioning flight was operating under Part 91 in VMC without a flight plan, with a captain and first officer aboard.

March 9, 2007 - 9:59am

Beech King Air B200, Hondo, Texas, Sept. 5, 2006–The Safety Board attributed the King Air accident to the airplane’s running over an unmarked pothole in the taxiway while taxiing for departure from Hondo Municipal Airport (HDO). A contributing factor was the rain obscuring the pothole.

 
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