Paris: AA airplane has pitch problemgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
"On March 27, 2001, American Airlines flight 48 from Dallas, Texas, a Boeing 767-300, experienced pitch control difficulties while on approach to landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). The airplane was descending through 6,000 feet. The flight crew indicated that the airplane did not respond as expected to control column inputs, and that horizontal stabilizer trim was used for pitch control. The flight landed at approximately 1132 local time (0932 Z). There were no injuries to the 124 passengers and 13 crew aboard."
"Interviews with the flight crew are being coordinated. NTSB, Boeing, and American Airlines specialists are currently examining the airplane in Paris. Initial examination of stabilizer components, including the power control units, pushrods, bellcranks and shear rivets revealed no discrepancies. Further testing and examinations are being planned."
-- Rachel Gibson (email@example.com), March 28, 2001