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Fri, Dec 26, 2008

AD: SAAB

AD NUMBER: 2008-26-08
MANUFACTURER: SAAB
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-08
SUMMARY:
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Several landing gear emergency extension valves have been found seized. This condition, if not corrected, could result in malfunctioning of the landing gear release during an operational emergency. This malfunction could cause failure of the landing gear to extend and lock in the extended position, which could result in a gear up landing and reduced controllability of the airplane on the ground. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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

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