Safety report by Roger Connell

1 May 2016
Banbi MCR01 ULC
Serial no. PFA 301B-14348
Built 2005

While moving the aircraft in the hanger it was noticed that there was an unusual amount of play in the tail-plane. When the tail-plane was removed to investigate the cause, the crack in the mounting bracket could be seen as shown in photos below. The LAA were informed and they said they would like to see the cracked bracket before it was removed. I have obtained a replacement from SE Aviation in France but have to wait for the LAA investigation before I can fit it. The bracket has always been well lubricated.

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 Roger Connell
Cottage View Vale
Thirkleby Hall