Tue, Nov 29, 2005
Model DA 40 aircraft, serial numbers 40.006 and subsequent; Model
DA 40 D aircraft, serial numbers 40.080, 40.084, and D4.001 and
subsequent; Model DA 40 F aircraft, serial numbers 40.F001 and
subsequent, and 40.FC001 and subsequent.
Requirement: Inspect the nose landing gear leg
in accordance with Diamond Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin
MSB40-046 or MSBD4-046, as applicable; or later EASA approved
Note: Austrian CAA AD A-2005-005 refers.
Compliance: For aircraft operated on unsealed
Within 25 hours time in service after 1 December 2005 or before 31
December 2005, whichever occurs first; and thereafter at intervals
not to exceed 100 hours time in service.
For aircraft operated mainly on sealed runways:
Within 100 hours time in service after 1 December 2005, and
thereafter at intervals not to exceed 200 hours time in
This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 1 December
Background: A report was received of nose
landing gear failure in the area of the nose gear leg pivot axle.
Investigation revealed a fatigue crack had initiated in the pivot
axle. The aircraft involved was used in training and mostly
operated on grass runways.
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