Trim runaway was a possible scenario identified by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in a report into a 2017 Piper PA-31 fatal accident.
The pilot reported pitch control problems and diverted to Caernarfon Airport where the aircraft crashed on an attempted landing. The elevator trim was found in a significantly nose-down position.
You can read the full AAIB report in the
AAIB March 2019 bulletin.
To help pilots prepare for a trim runaway we have produced a short guidance document called
Handling a trim runaway (CAP 1774).
The short videos below explain the issue, how to deal with a runaway and what you can do now to make sure you're prepared for any incident.
Read all @UK_CAA
Significant changes made to help General Aviation
23 October, 2019
BMAA sign new licensing agreement with CAA
17 June, 2019
Class D airspace consultation – VMC changes on the way
15 April, 2019
Read all News
Bringing ADS-B surveillance trials to airfields
1 March, 2019
Girls in aviation day
22 October, 2018
Tackling crime and improving safety
4 October, 2018
Read All Blogs