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AD: Cameron Balloons

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 product.

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 burnersupply.

On a hopper balloon this failure would result in an uncontrolled descent.

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.

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

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