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September 16, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 175

During The Landing Rollout On The Grass Runway, The Airplane Turned Hard To The Right

On September 10, 2021, about 0940 central daylight time, a Cessna 175 airplane, N9343B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hot Springs, South Dakota. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, during the landing rollout on the grass runway, the airplane turned hard to the right. The left wing impacted the terrain, and the airplane skidded to a stop. The airplane came to rest upright with the left main landing gear partially separated. The airplane was modified to conventional landing gear through a supplemental

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AD: Hélicoptères Guimbal Helicopters

AD 2021-19-04 Prompted By A Report Of Cracks Discovered On The M/R Scissor Link

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hélicoptères Guimbal Model Cabri G2 helicopters with any metal bushing installed on the main rotor (M/R) swashplate guide bellcrank. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks discovered on the M/R scissor link during scheduled maintenance on several helicopters. This AD requires removing all metal bushings from service, visually inspecting the lug bore area and depending on the inspection results, removing certain parts from service and installing certain part-numbered plastic bushings. This AD also prohibits installing any metal bushing on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address th

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