The European Aviation Safety Agency today grounded the EASA-registered Falcon 7X fleet after a report from Dassault Aviation regarding “an uncontrolled pitch trim runway during descent” in one its fly-by-wire trijets yesterday.

Dassault Falcon Jet has advised all other Falcon 7X operators to ground their aircraft under Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2011-0102-E pending an analysis of the cause of the incident.

The company in a statement says that the crew successfully overcame the malfunction, stabilized the aircraft and landed it safely. Dassault Aviation performed a preliminary analysis of data downloaded from the aircraft’s Quick Access Recorder and Fault History Database.

Dassault has dispatched a team of technical experts to the landing facility where the aircraft is located to investigate the incident and to develop a solution.

The Falcon 7X fleet is comprised of 112 aircraft which have accumulated over 75,000 flight hours. This is the first event of this nature that’s been reported since the aircraft entered service in 2007.