Jazz CRJ9 enroute on Sep 19th 2013, uncommanded full rudder deflection

Last Update: October 9, 2013 / 22:23:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-7972

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFJZ

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

A Jazz Canadair CRJ-705, registration C-GFJZ performing flight QK-7972 from New Orleans,LA (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 54 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 120nm northwest of Atlanta,GA (USA) when the rudder trim deflected fully to the left without pilot command, the EICAS screen showed a full rudder deflection to the left associated with according aircraft yaw. The crew returned the rudder trim to the center position where it remained for the remainder of the flight, no emergency was declared. The aircraft continued to Toronto for a safe landing.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance performed ground tests and identified the trim switch and rheostat faulty. The Aileron/Rudder Trim Panel at the cockpit center panel was replaced, subsequent tests showed no further anomaly.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GFJZ
Country of Registration
Canada
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Manufacturer
Bombardier
Aircraft Model / Type
CL-600-2D24 (Series 900)
ICAO Aircraft Type
CRJ9
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-7972

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFJZ

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

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