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Thu, May 21, 2009

AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2009-10-13

MANUFACTURER: Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-10-13

 

SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

  • Field experiences have revealed cracks in the frames and closing angle on the forward engine cowl door
  • In case of a damaged frame and/or closing angle, the forward engine cowl door can loosen during flight and depart from the aircraft. 

We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

FMI: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/555C344BBA7CD4AF862575BC00534733?OpenDocument

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