Passaredo AT72 at Sao Paulo on Mar 21st 2017, aileron control problem

Last Update: March 30, 2017 / 17:12:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 21, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
P3-2317

Aircraft Registration
PP-PTQ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Passaredo Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration PP-PTQ performing flight P3-2317 from Ribeirao Preto,SP to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was on an ILS approach to Guarulhos' runway 09R when at about 5500 feet MSL, with the autopilot engaged, the aircraft tended to maintain a left bank after completing the turn to intercept the localizer. The crew disengaged the autopilot and noticed that the aileron control was not aligned, the left turn tendency remained throughout the remainder of the flight. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 09R.

Brazil's CENIPA rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation reporting maintenance found the autopilot servo actuator cable detached.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 21, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
P3-2317

Aircraft Registration
PP-PTQ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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