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Fri, Mar 02, 2012

AD: Mooney Aviation Company, Inc.

AD NUMBER: 2012-03-52

PRODUCT: Models M20R and M20TN airplanes.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2012-03-52
ACTION: Final Rule, Request for comments

SUMMARY: This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the tail pitch trim assembly for correct positioning and proper attachment and inspecting the Huck Bolt fasteners for proper security with repair as necessary. The AD also requires sending the inspection results to the FAA and Mooney. This AD was prompted by a report of an incident on a Mooney Model M20TN airplane regarding failure of the tail pitch trim assembly, which could result in loss of control. The FAA is issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective February 29, 2012

FMI: AD

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