The FAA has issued the following SAIB to owner/operators of
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accident that took down a Chalk's G-73 involved in commercial
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"FAA is considering the need for mandatory detailed
inspections of parts or all of the wing structure on the fleet of
G-73 airplanes. If FAA determines that the accident airplane
wing’s pre-separation condition is potentially manifest in
other G-73 airplanes, the FAA will take appropriate
Source: The FAA's SAIB issued just days
after the fatal accident that claimed the lives of 20 peopkle after
a modified Chalk's Grumman G-73 went down after take-off due to a
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