Auster J5G Cirrus Autocar, G-ARKG
The aircraft was engaged in practising steep turns when the right aileron cable broke. After a safe landing, it was found that the cable had failed because it had short-circuited the contacts of a wind-driven generator in the right wing leading edge. The generator had moved rearwards because of slackening of the grip of its mounting clamp.
Published 10 December 2014