AD NUMBER: 2008-04-15
MANUFACTURER: Cameron Balloons
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.
This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness
information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation
The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Defective inlet
self-seal valves have been identified. Detachment of a seal inside
the valve could result in partial or complete blockage of the
On a hopper balloon this failure would result in an uncontrolled
In some circumstances this could result in serious injury.
This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe
condition described in the MCAI.