FAA Issues AD for Piaggio Baggage Door

AINmxReports » January 4, 2012
January 4, 2012, 2:35 PM

The FAA issued an airworthiness directive for the Piaggio Avanti baggage door based on an in-flight baggage door opening due to a defective locking mechanism or installation. The warning light went on properly before the event, but the pilot, who misinterpreted it as a false warning, ignored it. The AD describes the unsafe condition as the baggage door lock pins not engaging properly, which can result in the baggage door open light illuminating when the baggage door is not open, leading to pilots’ disregarding a valid warning.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.