Cessna: 172RG; Frayed Elevator Cables; ATA 2730

Cessna: 172RG; Frayed Elevator Cables; ATA 2730

(The following is a composite of three separate defect reports from the same technician on the same model—but different aircraft.)

During the months of April, May, and July of this year a technician at a repair station finds and reports the exact same defect on the same type aircraft; all in the same location; all within the same approximate (part) time frames.

A 100-hour inspection on each aircraft found broken elevator cable strands approximately two feet from the aft end. The elevator cable part number listed is 0510105-391. Part times ranged 694.2 -- 886.1 hours. No anecdotal observations as to cause were provided.

Part Total Time (averaged): 822.1 hours.

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