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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223876
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:04-JUL-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2B-21 Islander
Owner/operator:Trans Anguilla Airways
Registration: VP-AEJ
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Basseterre-Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport -   St. Kitts and Nevis
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sint Eustatius-F.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX/TNCE)
Destination airport:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB/TKPK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
During a short flight between the islands of Saint Eustatius and Saint Kitts, Caribbean, the pilot noticed that the ailerons felt “sluggish” but the aircraft landed successfully at Saint Kitts. It was found that a drive rod for the right aileron had broken and a spherical bearing, fitted to one end of the rod, had corroded heavily and was seized. Several safety actions have been taken to reduce the maintenance interval for control rods due to an increased risk of corrosion from the environmental factors where the aircraft operated.

Sources:

AAIB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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11-Apr-2019 15:53 harro Added

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