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FAA issues emergency AD in wake of China Airlines fire
Last updated: 6 October 2015

published: 26 AUG 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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» Boeing 737-800 safety profile

Initial investigation reveals that following retraction of the slats after landing, loose parts of the main slat track
downstop assembly punctured the slat can of the China Airlines 737-800, which resulted in a fuel leak and a fire. A similar slat problem was reported by another operator. This prompted the FAA to issue an emergency AD. This AD requires a detailed inspection and test on of each main slat track downstop assembly on to all Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. (FAA)

» FAA AD 2007-18-51