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    Orbiting Earth Orbiting Earth Smithy's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Werribee, Victoria, Australia


    We had a double flap failure as we turned final resulting in one flap being fully down and the other fully up. Luckily I had the experiance to take over (I was in the Right seat, child bride was PIC) and get down safely despite full left aileron needed to stay upright. A few thousand hours, instructor ratings and a heap of twin time helped!
    If you are lucky enough to live in dry air great....Everyone else get your flaps looked at.

    Mark Smith.
    Melbourne Australia.

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    When you find the cause of the problem, post it. Be great if you can also post pictures. I'll bet that a failure like you discribed would be a handfull. Good on ya, mate!

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.

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