Auster J5G Cirrus Autocar, G-ARKG, 30 November 2013

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.

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Published 10 December 2014