Squawk Box

November 2009 Issue

Assorted Failures

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

A repair station has replaced several upper torque links after finding them bent at inspection (approximately five have been found). Only one was found cracked. The submitter believes landing impact with more than the recommended strut extension (five inches maximum), according to the service manual. Strut extension is adjusted by adding shims (p/n 1243618-2.)

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