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FAA Description of Airworthiness Concern: Main Landing gear tie strut

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  • FAA Description of Airworthiness Concern: Main Landing gear tie strut

    Extracted from cover letter from FAA:

    "You are probably aware of this recent incident
    involving a failure of a BC-12D MLG tie strut due to corrosion. An old
    1978 Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation Service Bulletin attempted to
    address this problem, but the FAA has decided to issue an ACS to remind owners and operators of the importance to check their structure for potential
    corrosion related problems. I know with on your involvement in the
    Taylorcraft community you of all people appreciate the need to keep on top
    of aging aircraft issues. If you will, please share this ACS as
    appropriate with your club members.

    At this time, the FAA has not made a determination on what type of
    corrective action (if any) should be taken. The resolution of this
    airworthiness concern could involve an Airworthiness Directive action, a
    Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin, or the FAA could determine
    that no action is needed at this time. The FAA’s final determination will
    depend in part on the information received in response to this ACS. As
    described in the ACS, we consider this airworthiness concern as “Information”. We are also sending this ACS to AOPA, the TC holder and
    other Taylorcraft type clubs.

    ACS Document attached (We converted to .pdf format)
    Attached Files
    Taylorcraft Foundation Forum Administrator (Bob Ollerton)