AD NUMBER: 2008-04-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-04 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 ofanother
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation
The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: There has been a
reported case of failure of a bracket (P/N85217732-108) of the
over-centering spring assembly inside the translating door of the
forward baggage compartment. * * * Failure of the bracket caused
the eyebolt at the bottom of the spring assembly to become loose,
resulted in damage of the support beam during normal door handle
Damage of the support beam, which is dormant, in combination
with failure of a doorstop attached to any remaining undamaged
support beam will degrade the structural integrity of the door,
resulting in possible depressurization or loss of the door.
We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe
condition on these products.