Squawk Box

August 2006 Issue

Squawk Box: 08/06

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

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Beech Model 58 Baron
Deice System Contamination

“During prolonged periods of operation in heavy precipitation considerable amounts of water enter into the pneumatic system,” stated the mechanic. “Inspection of the pneumatic system revealed large amounts of water being passed through the deice boot ejector. (Approximately five weeks later) the pneumatic system was (again) inspected and found to be contaminated with water. The flight crew reported (again) the aircraft (had been) operated for an extended period of time in heavy precipitation. “The loca...

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