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On 20 September 2011, a Cessna Aircraft 550 Citation II aircraft, registered VH-INT, was involved in a ground towing accident when a Fokker F100 under tow collided with the tail of the parked Citation. The collision resulted in damage to the left elevator, rudder and rudder trim control surfaces that necessitated the Citation undergoing repairs.

On 06 December 2011, while conducting a post-maintenance flight, the crew experienced control problems. The resulting post-flight inspection found several maintenance procedural omissions and rigging inconsistencies.

A review of the maintenance system and processes for return to flight and the acceptance flight versus training flight protocols was conducted respectively by both the maintenance and operator organisations and corrective actions taken.

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General details
Date: 06 October 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1700 WST  
Location   (show map):near Perth Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Flight control systems 
Release date: 14 March 2012 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 550 
Aircraft registration: VH-INT 
Serial number: 550-0102 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Perth, WA
Destination:Perth, WA
 
 
 
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