Silence Twister, G-MRJP
The aircraft was flying at about 1,500 ft, following minor maintenance, when the pilot heard a loud bang accompanied by vibration and a yaw and roll to the right. The aircraft was damaged in the subsequent forced landing but it was clear that the deriggable right tailplane had rotated through 90º in-flight. Wear in the guide tube of the tailplane locking pin was found to have led to improper routeing of the pin which had not engaged with the locking spigot.
Silence Twister G-MRJP 06-14.pdf (255.27 kb)