Incident at Gander NFLD

Summary

1997-03-10: The pilot of the Air Transport International DC-8 with call sign ATN668 reported rudder control problems after take-off. He declared an emergency and returned to Gander, dumped fuel for about ten minutes and then landed without further incident. Maintenance found a loose bolt on the rudder arm tab control assembly which caused the splines on the control arm to strip and the trim tab to go to full deflection. The part will replaced when the it is available.

Details


CADORS Number 1997A0120
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-03-09 - 04:56
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander NFLD
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL (TULSA)
Operator AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (6309) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
DOUGLAS
Model DC 8 62F
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail)

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