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FAA issues emergency AD on Boeing 747 upper deck fuselage cracks
Last updated: 21 October 2017

published: 17 FEB 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Reports of large cracks common to fuselage frames in the upper deck area of certain Boeing 747 models forced the FAA to issue an emergency airworthiness directive. The FAA will prepare a superseding AD, but until then the airlines have to carry out repetitive inspections and repairs if necessary. (FAA)

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