The Savvy Aviator #17: Photo Gallery

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Some of the discrepancies and unairworthy items found on "Oscar's" 1965 Cessna 320 Skyknight shortly after it was approved for return to service following an annual inspection at High Maintenance Aviation. (Photos by "George Goodguy," A&P/IA of "Goodguy Aircraft Maintenance.") See the full column by Mike Busch for the rest of the story.



Cracked exhaust multi-segment V-band clamp. (Life-limited by AD 2000-01-16.)


Cracked exhaust multi-segment V-band clamp. (Life-limited by AD 2000-01-16.)


Cracked exhaust multi-segment V-band clamp. (Life-limited by AD 2000-01-16.)


Damaged engine mount beam near exhaust joint.


Left inboard exhaust slip joint failed internally.


Stud missing at cylinder exhaust port (before cylinder removed).


Burned and cracked exhaust port (after cylinder removed).


Rusted turbocharger support. Also, bad blind rivets on firewall.


Turbocharger support end rusted away, "repaired" with washer.


Cotter pin installed instead of clevis pin on wastegate controller.


Bad oil leak at engine oil cooler.


Oil, oil everywhere.


Cracked fuel line at fuel injector nozzle.


Loose fuel supply hose at flow divider.


Loose induction coupling hose clamp.


Broken and corroded engine baffle support.


Broken engine cooling baffle.


Broken engine cooling baffle.


Cracked and chafed engine cooling baffle.


Torn engine cooling baffle seal.


Cracked generator mount bracket.


Inboard bottom of left engine nacelle.


Broken prop deice plug ("repaired" with safety wire).


Fairing screw too long, screwed into aileron.


Fairing screw too long, screwed into aileron.


No tension on rudder and aileron cables.


Rudder centering spring not connected.


Rudder trim tab actuator clevis bolt loose.


Filthy elevator control rod pivot.


Filthy rudder bellcrank pivot.


Rusted rudder torque tube.


Bent schrader valve on nose strut.

 


Corroded floorboards.


Cracked and filthy floorboards.