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AD Issued on Blanik AC gliders

AD 2005-08-14

SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all LET a.s. (formerly LET n.p.) (LET) Model Blanik L-13 AC sailplanes. This AD requires you to replace the original control bridge with the new strengthened control column mounting bridge. This AD is the result of a report of one case of cracks in the attachment of control levers on the control bridge. We are issuing this AD to correct cracks in the bedding of the front and rear control levers, which could result in failure of the control bridge for the sailplane. This failure could lead to loss of sailplane control.

This AD affects Model Blanik L-13 AC sailplanes, serial numbers 988601, 988603, 008605, 008606, and 028902, that are certificated in any category.
DATES: This AD becomes effective on June 6, 2005.

LET has issued the new Letecke Zavody Mandatory Bulletin No.: L13AC/014a, dated July 17, 2003. This service bulletin removes the repetitive inspection, requires the replacement of parts, and changes the serial numbers affected.

C. Brickner
Govt. Liaison Committee

Posted: 4/28/2005 By: Government Liaison Committee

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