Airworthiness Directive

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-5848; AD 88-04-05



Airworthiness Directives; Piper Model PA-34-200, PA-34-200T and PA-34-220T Airplanes
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DATES: Effective February 16, 1988.






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88-04-05 PIPER: Amendment 39-5848. Applies to Model PA-34-200 (S/Ns 34-7250001 through 34-7450220), PA-34-200T (S/Ns 34-7570001 through 34-8170092), and PA-34-220T (S/Ns 34-8133001 through 34-8633031, and 3433001 through 3433088) airplanes certificated in any category.

Compliance: Required within the next 50 hours time-in-service from the effective date of this AD unless already accomplished.

To prevent the forward baggage compartment door from opening in flight, accomplish the following:

(a) For Model PA-34-200 (S/N 34-7250001 through 34-7450220) and Model PA- 34-200T (S/N 34-7570001 through 34-7970075, 34-7970077 through 34-7970105, 34-7970107 through 34-7970109, 34-7970111, 34-7970113 through 34-7970117, 34-7970120, 34-7970121, 34-7970123 through 34-7970135, 34-7970137, 34-7970141, 34-7970143, 34-7970145, and 34- 7970164), unless previously accomplished per AD 79-23-01, modify the forward baggage door in accordance with the instructions in Part III of Piper Service Bulletin No. 633A, dated September 20, 1979.

(b) For Model PA-34-200 (S/N 34-7250001 through 34-7450220) and Model PA- 34-200T (S/N 34-7570001 through 34-8070367), unless previously accomplished per AD 81-10- 03, modify the forward baggage door in accordance with Part IV of Piper Service Bulletin No. 633B, dated October 3, 1980.

(c) For all affected airplanes, visually inspect, repair as necessary, and modify the forward baggage compartment door and latching mechanism in accordance with Piper Service Bulletin No. 872, dated November 9, 1987.

(d) Airplanes may be flown in accordance with FAR 21.197 to a location where this AD may be accomplished.

(e) An equivalent means of compliance with this AD may be used if approved by the Manager of the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Central Region, Suite 210, 1669 Phoenix Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30349.

All persons affected by this directive may obtain copies of the document(s) referred to herein upon request to Piper Aircraft Corporation, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida, 39360, or may examine the documents at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Room 1558, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106.

This AD 88-04-05, Amendment 39-5848, supersedes AD 79-23-01 (Amendment 39- 3601, 44 FR 62882, November 1, 1979, as amended by Amendment 39-3701, 45 FR 12213, February 25, 1980) and AD 81-10-03 (Amendment 39-4100, 46 FR 24932, May 4, 1981).

This amendment 39-5848 becomes effective on February 16, 1988.