FLYSAFAIR completed a successful test flight on Thursday morning of a plane it voluntarily removed from commercial service and is awaiting the completion of the necessary paperwork to release it back to service again, the airline’s spokesperson told Fin24.
He says the Boeing 737 400 was voluntarily removed from commercial service after an “indication error for one of the small wing components” was experienced on a flight late on Tuesday evening. The same plane experienced a similar indication error during a flight on March 30.
“It really is just a normal kind of component issue. There’s a limit switch attached to the component on the wing. The switch indicates if the part has moved outside of the expected limits. But that switch is very sensitive, so sometimes they come on too soon and then they have to be calibrated,” explains Gordon.
“What we are looking at here is nothing that is outside of the ordinary realms of general aircraft ownership maintenance and normal operation. Obviously we do have concerns for every safety issue that is out there, will take everything seriously and will follow full protocol on it.” – Fin24.com