Airworthiness Directive

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14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3639; AD 79-26-01

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Model PA-23-250 Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective December 24, 1979.

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79-26-01 PIPER: Amendment 39-3639. Applies to Piper PA-23-250 Model airplanes, Serial Nos. 27-7654001 thru 27-7954044 certificated in all categories, which incorporate the following stabilators.
Serial Nos.:
0336-L thru 0340-L
0401-L thru 0607-L
0337-R thru 0341-R
0402-R thru 0609-R

To prevent possible loosening and relative motion between the stabilator bottom skins and the stabilator frame - structure, accomplish the following:

a. Within the next 50 hours in service after the effective date of this AD, unless already accomplished within the past 50 hours and at intervals not to exceed 100 hours in service thereafter, inspect and repair or alter the left and right stabilator in accordance with the "INSTRUCTIONS" section on page 3 of 3 in Piper Service Bulletin No. 606 dated July 12, 1979, or approved equivalent.

b. When the stabilator assemblies are altered in accordance with paragraph B.4. of the "INSTRUCTIONS" section or equivalent, compliance with this AD is no longer required.

c. Equivalent inspections, repairs or alterations must be approved by the Chief, Engineering and Manufacturing Branch, FAA, Eastern Region.

d. Upon submission of substantiating data through an FAA Maintenance Inspector, the compliance time specified in this AD may be adjusted by the Chief, Engineering and Manufacturing Branch, FAA, Eastern Region.

This amendment is effective December 24, 1979.