Federal Aviation Administration ordered safety checks of Boeing 767s

FAA has ordered to inspect Boeing 767 airplanes to find problems that could cause the pilot to lose control of the plane. 

Jan 28, 2014 11:35 IST
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 27 January 2014 ordered for inspection of Boeing 767 airplanes to check for problems that could cause the pilot to lose control of the plane. This order has been issued for safety checks of more than 400 Boeing 767 jets. 
FAA in its government filing said that the mandatory safety check was prompted by the reports of failed sheer rivets in the elevator power control actuator bellcranck used in adjusting the pitch of the aircraft. The directive was issued to prevent continued operation with failed shear rivets and also to prevent jams or certain failures which acts as a cause and results in a significant pitch upset and possible loss of control of the airplane.

Till now, the problem in functioning of the elevators has not been identified, which has caused accident of the 767 jet. FAA became aware of the problem for the first time in 2000 and ordered a series of inspection of the jet to find the problem.

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