MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300,
A340- 200,and A340-300 Series Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-26-13
SUMMARY: 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 cases have been reported of in-flight loss of the drive
strut fitting from the movable fairing of flap track No. 3.
Consequently, the flap track No. 3 fairing was detached from its
aft end, and found hanging. Investigations have shown that the
detachment of the aft lower drive strut fitting from the fairing
occurred due to the four bonded inserts being pulled out.
This condition, if not corrected, could lead to in-flight loss of
the affected aircraft parts, potentially resulting in injuries to
persons on the ground.