Squawk Box

July 2009 Issue

Chronic Door Separation?

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

The rear seat (p/n 7-1500; revision B) failed at the left hinge point. The AN3 series bolt pulled through the hinge lugs, which are welded to the seat frame bottom. The right hinge holes show elongation, but remained intact. This aircraft was doing spin training at the time of the incident. Modifying the seat frame to current standards is recommended.

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