Home » News
FAA issues emergency AD in wake of China Airlines fire
Last updated: 25 October 2014

published: 26 AUG 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

Related links

» Boeing 737-800 safety profile
» FAA

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