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This chapter discusses the failure of an aileron control cable in an aircraft and explains how investigators determined the cause. Based on their observations and the results of SEM fractography, investigators concluded that the cable had been damaged by a shearing tool, leading to its failure.

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Failure of an Aileron Control Cable in an Aircraft, Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories, By V. Ramachandran, A.C. Raghuram, R.V. Krishnan, S.K. Bhaumik, ASM International, 2005, p 152–153,

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