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Fri, Jul 11, 2008

AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-08
MANUFACTURER: Boeing
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-08
SUMMARY:
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes listed above.

This AD requires repetitive inspections for broken or missing fasteners in the single-row hinge fasteners of the forward and aft cargo doors, and related investigative/corrective actions.

This AD results from reports of broken and missing fasteners in the hinges of the forward and aft cargo doors in both the body hinge segments and the door hinge segments.

We are issuing this AD to detect and correct broken or missing fasteners in the hinge segments with a single fastener row, which could lead to opening of the cargo door during flight and result in rapid decompression of the airplane.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

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