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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-25
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-25
SUMMARY:
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes, as listed above. That AD currently requires an initial general visual or dye penetrant inspection, repetitive dye penetrant inspections, and replacement, as necessary,of the rudder pedal bracket. This new AD also requires, for certain airplanes, replacing the rudder pedal bracket assemblies with new, improved parts, which terminates the repetitive inspections.This AD results from a report of numerous cracked rudder pedal brackets found during inspections of certain affected airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the rudder pedal bracket assembly, which could result in the loss of rudder and braking control at either the captain's or first officer's position.

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

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