AAIB investigation to Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II, G-FIND

Un-commanded pitch down event, en-route cruise, 25 September 2016

Summary:

While in cruising flight with the autopilot engaged, the aircraft suddenly pitched nose down. The handling pilot had difficulty controlling the aircraft until the autopilot was disengaged and the pitch trim, which had run significantly nose down, was returned to a normal setting. The autopilot was not re-engaged and the aircraft landed without further incident.

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Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II, G-FIND 02-17

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