AD NUMBER: 2008-13-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-07 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: Several production
aircraft have been found with the elevator overload bungees
installed in reverse orientation: i.e., larger end outboard rather
than inboard. This bungee reversal does not impact normal operation
of the elevator, and would not increase the probability of an
elevator disconnect. However, if a bungee became disconnected at
the inboard side, the corresponding side of the elevator may not
center, and this could adversely affect the pitch control of the
aircraft. Loss of elevator pitch control could result in reduced
controllability of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require
actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.