American MD83 at Orlando on Mar 2nd 2016, flight control malfunction
Last Update: March 4, 2016 / 14:54:55 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 24 hours, then ferried to Chicago. The aircraft resumed service about 33 hours after landing in Orlando.
The Aviation Herald learned that the stab trim stopped responding to pilot inputs just after the flaps were selected to 40 degrees, the stab trim became stuck at 6 degrees nose up, did not respond to any inputs via the stab trim switches or manual trim wheel inputs. The crew went around, reduced the flaps at which point the stab trim became responsive again. The aircraft positioned for another approach, selected flaps 40 again and the stab trim ceased responding to pilot inputs again. The crew continued for landing. Maintenance replaced the alternate stab trim motor.
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