Nationwide, the number of aviation accidents continues to
decline -- but not in New Jersey, where officials reported 44
accidents in 2005. That figure is about twice the number of
accidents for the state in 2004.
MANUFACTURER: Engine Components Inc. (ECi)
Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Assemblies
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-26-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming)
models 320, 360, and 540 series, "Parallel Valve" reciprocating
engines, with certain Engine Components Inc. (ECi) cylinder
assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series "Classic Cast",
Pilot Jonathon D'Attilio, a helicopter pilot with InterIsland
Helicopters, is in critical condition at Wilcox Memorial Hospital
following an accident which forced his 530 down into the De Mello
reservoir while battling a brush fire in Kapaia Valley.