AD NUMBER: 2004-11-10
MANUFACTURER: PZL Bielsko SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-10 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne
Szybownictwa "PZL-Bielsko" (PZL-Bielsko) Model SZD-50-3 "Puchacz"
sailplanes.This AD requires you to inspect the airbrake torque tube
for cracks, distortion, and corrosion (herein referred to as
damage). This AD also requires you to replace or repair any damaged
airbrake torque tube. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing
airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness
authority for Poland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct
damage on the airbrake torque tube, which could result in failure
of the airbrake system. This failure could lead to loss of control
of the sailplane.