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AD: Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2011-27-08

PRODUCT: Agusta model A109S and AW109SP helicopters
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2011-27-08
ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

SUMMARY: This AD is prompted by a fatigue crack found in the left elevator assembly along the riveting of the upper skin to the fourth rib on an Agusta A109S
helicopter. These actions are intended to detect a crack, which could lead to a failure of the elevator, reduced maneuverability of the helicopter, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

DATES: This AD becomes effective February 8, 2012.

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