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N734EK accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Bangor, MA
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Tail number N734EK
Accident date 19 Jan 2004
Aircraft type Embraer 135
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

American Eagle Embraer 135, N734EK, experienced an uncommanded rudder deflection after takeoff from Bangor, Maine. The flight crew returned to Bangor and landed the airplane uneventfully. There were 35 passengers and 3 crew members on board. Inspection of the airplane after the incident revealed a failed rudder interconnect rod.

NTSB Probable Cause

Severe wear of the internal threads of the rudder interconnection contol rod which led to disengagement.

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