Dassault Falcon 20-F5, N757CX
The aircraft was descending towards London (Stansted) having flown from Gander, Canada, when a lateral flight control restriction became apparent. Full force by the pilots was applied to both control wheels in an attempt to recover lateral control, but no movement was possible. The aircraft was landed safely at London (Stansted) by means of the elevator and rudder controls. During the investigation a significant volume of water was discovered below the floor panels in the forward fuselage; the water had frozen in flight and caused a restriction to the movement of the aileron trim actuator.
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