Aviation safety investigations & reports

Flight control systems involving a The Boeing Company 737-376, VH-TAV, Melbourne, Aerodrome, VIC on 24 August 1999

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During a flight controls check prior to take-off, the aircraft experienced an apparent binding of the elevator control system at a location just forward of the aft stop. The flight was aborted and the aircraft returned to the gate for further investigation. Maintenance personnel carried out further investigation into the control system, to include a complete operational check of the elevator control system. The subsequent checks completed both powered and unpowered revealed none of the ratcheting and binding reported by the flight crew. After a thorough check the aircraft was returned to service.
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General details
Date: 24 August 1999   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 19:00 EST    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Flight control systems  
Release date: 28 September 1999   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 737-376  
Aircraft registration VH-TAV  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Melbourne Vic.  
Destination Brisbane Qld