AD NUMBER: PL2002-26-51
MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive
SUMMARY: This document publishes in the Federal Register
an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2002-26-51 that
was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of
certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series
airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires revising the
Limitations Section of the Airplane Flight Manual to advise the
flightcrew of the possibility of locking of the elevator during
takeoff and to provide the appropriate procedures to prevent it.
This action is prompted by a report indicating that the elevator
locked during the takeoff run on a Model EMB-145 series airplane.
The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent locking of
the elevator during takeoff, which could result in loss of
controllability of the airplane.