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May 2017

Rigging Cables with Roll Swaged End Terminals - Inspection / Replacement

All Microlights of the following types where P & M Aviation Ltd are the Type Approval Holder:

  • BM4 Gemini Flash
  • BMIO Pegasus Flash
  • BIVI14 Gemini Flash 2
  • BIVI16 Scorcher
  • BM17 Pegasus Flash 2
  • BM23 Gemini Flash 2 Alpha
  • BM43 Mainair Mercury
  • BM47 Mainair Blade
  • BM51 Mainair Blade 912
  • BM54 Mainair Rapier
  • BM60 Mainair Blade 912S
  • BM70 Quik GT450
  • BM77 QuikR
  • BM80 Quik GTR
  • BM81 PulsR

A P&M Quik GT450 in a flying school had a partial failure of a lower side rigging cable (Part No. YQD-045) when recovering from a spiral manoeuvre, within the limits of the

flight envelope. These cables are arranged in pairs, to give a backup load path. The second cable carried the load and the aircraft landed safely.

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