FOD: Srcewdriver Found in Flight Controls
An Australian pilot detected a control restriction during a flight control rigging check according to a Service Difficult Report (SDR) submitted to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The report described how the pilot:
…checked full and free movement of all flight controls. Very slight friction or binding of the elevator control was identified.
The issue was discussed with the LAME [Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer] who investigated further and discovered an object wedged between the control column shroud and the control column attaching cables.
The shroud was removed and a screw driver was found.
Original article credit via Aerossurance