Tue, Nov 25, 2008
AD NUMBER: 2008-24-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-24-02
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for certain Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc.M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7
series and Model M-8-235 airplanes.
This AD requires you to paint the top of the rear elevator
control horn, the elevator control cable end attached to the top of
the rear control horn, the bottom of the forward elevator control
horn, and the elevator control cable end attached to the bottom of
the forward control horn.
This AD also requires you to insert a supplement into your
maintenance program (maintenance manual). This AD results from two
reports of accidents where reversed elevator control rigging was a
We are issuing this AD to reduce the likelihood of a mechanic
rigging the elevator controls backwards, which could result in
elevator movement in the opposite direction from control input.
This condition could lead to loss of control.
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