And earlier this week H175 flights were "paused" after a crack was discovered on the horizontal stabiliser
of one of the aircraft operating out of Aberdeen.
near the Visina village, Dimbovita county is the action of a force outside the aircraft, including the possibility of impact with a foreign object located outside of it and in its flight trajectory, in the area of the left horizontal stabiliser
, which is appreciated to have weakened the structure of the left horizontal stabiliser
, to have caused an uncommanded and sudden trim of the horizontal stabiliser
and a jam in this position, causing the aircraft to enter a dive and the impossibility of the flight crew to actuate the flight controls [in such a manner] to regain control of the flight trajectory, due to reasons independent of the aircraft as well as the will and actions of the crew."
The FAA said the inspection was "prompted by reports of an incorrect procedure used to apply the wear and corrosion protective surface coating to attach pins of the horizontal stabiliser
rear spar." FAA said its directive may cost up to USD$10.1 million across the US fleet, or up to USD$9,627 per aircraft.
and vertical fin will be joined.
Boeing Boeing will build the horizontal stabiliser
for the Boeing 787-9 in its Seattle Developmental Centre, insourcing a key component for the larger Dreamliner that has plagued the assembly of the smaller -8 and ending speculation on whether it would deny the work from supplier Alenia Aeronautica.
During the same flight, 30% of the right horizontal stabiliser
On the MD-80 series airliners, the horizontal stabiliser
looks like a small wing mounted on top of the tail.
"This follows the detection of structural damage during routine inspections of the horizontal stabiliser
on a customer helicopter.
The crew said the drone had "probably" passed above the right wing and the horizontal stabiliser
, which is found on the tail of the plane.
A US official said the debris appears to be the leading edge of the right-hand horizontal stabiliser
of a Boeing 777.
The collision damaged the aircraft's horizontal stabiliser
, the Bombo Radyo report said.