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Interim Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: IR19990172
Date issued: 21 September 1999
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Interim Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority alert all operators to initiate an immediate wiring and fuel-line inspection of the Beech 1900 fleet in Wing Zones 531 and 631 as a matter of the highest priority.

As a result of the investigation into this safety deficiency, the Bureau simultaneously issues the following interim recommendations:

"IR19990173

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration alert all operators to initiate an immediate wiring and fuel-line inspection of the Beech 1900 fleet in Wing Zones 531 and 631 as a matter of the highest priority.

IR19990174

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that Raytheon Aircraft alert all operators to initiate an immediate wiring and fuel-line inspection of the Beech 1900 fleet in Wing Zones 531 and 631 as a matter of the highest priority".

Initial response
Date issued: 27 October 1999
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

CASA has reviewed Air Safety Interim Recommendation IR 9990172. Your staff briefed the relevant CASA specialist staff on the circumstances surrounding the inflight fire in VH-NTL on 16 September 1999. The serious nature of the incident prompted this Authority to issue AD/BEECH 1900/130, Electrical Loom Inspection, on 17 September 1999, to be effective on 20 September 1999 and requiring an inspection of the area before further flight.

A report has now been received for all aircraft on the Australian register, showing that no similar problems exist in Beech 1900C/D aircraft operated in Australia. None-the-less, the conclusions in your report are generally supported. CASA will seek advice from the manufacturer regarding the appropriateness of the electrical circuit protection and the instructions for maintenance of this wire.

 
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