Squawk Box

September 2004 Issue

Squawk Box: 09/04

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.


Various The New Piper Aircraft Models
Control Yoke Attachment

The FAA has published a new Airworthiness Directive (AD 2004-14-12) for certain models manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper). The models affected are PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA-32R-301 (HP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301XTC, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180, PA-46-350P, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. According to the FAA, the screw used to attach the control wheel to the control column is too short in some installations and the nut-plate does not have adequate locking featu...

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