FAA orders U.S. DHC-3 seaplane operators to shortly conduct inspections By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) late on Wednesday mentioned it was mandating U.S. DHC-3 operators shortly conduct inspections after a deadly crash in Washington state killed 10 in September.

The U.S. Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) final week issued an “pressing security advice” asking the FAA and Transport Canada to take “rapid motion” to require inspections of the seaplanes.

The FAA is requiring visible inspections of a stabilizer part to substantiate a lock ring is current and appropriately put in. Operators of the 63 U.S. planes should carry out the inspections inside 10 hours of flight time from the time of Wednesday’s directive.

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