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The flight crew of the Boeing Company 737-76N aircraft reported that during descent and taxi operations, they felt several rudder 'kicks' in the pilot in command's rudder pedals, accompanied by an audible noise.

Subsequent examination of the pilot in command's rudder pedal jackshaft assembly revealed two bearings and a universal joint were worn excessively.

The wear of the components of the jackshaft assembly, although not desirable, was not an immediate safety of flight concern for the operation of the aircraft.

The operator issued a flight crew operations notice and an engineering notice to highlight the occurrence to personnel.

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General details
Date: 25 August 2006 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:50 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):120km N Brisbane Airport Occurrence type:Flight control systems 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Technical 
Release date: 10 May 2007 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737 
Aircraft registration: VH-VBN 
Serial number: 33005 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Cairns, Qld
Departure time:10:26
Destination:Brisbane, Qld
 
 
 
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