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Fri, Apr 25, 2003

Emergency AD: Eurocopter France

DATE: April 23, 2003
AD #: 2003-08-53
Applicability: Eurocopter France Model SA-365N1, AS365-N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters.
This superseding Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) is prompted by reports of an incident involving failure of the tail rotor blade (blade) and an in-flight failure of a blade due to a
fatigue crack. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of a blade, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Requirements: Within 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) and thereafter before the first flight of each day, visually check each blade for a crack, blister, or wrinkling...
Effective Date: Emergency AD 2003-08-53, issued April 23, 2003, becomes effective upon receipt.
Note 2: The subject of this AD is addressed in Direction Generale De L’Aviation Civile (France) AD Nos. T2003-155(A) and T2003-156(A), both dated April 17, 2003.

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