AD NUMBER: PL2004-25-51
MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive
PL2004-25-51 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon) Beech
Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes.
This AD requires you to perform an inspection and/or modification
program approved specifically for this AD by the FAA Wichita
Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). This AD is the result of a
total of three accidents on the affected airplanes, including a
recent accident where the wing separated from the airplane in
flight. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in
the wing structure of the affected airplanes, which could result in
the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of
control of the airplane.