Australia’s Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) has grounded several Cessna 441 Conquest IIs, citing the potential for in-flight structural failures on aircraft that have surpassed 22,500 hours. CASA stated that the defect, located near the rear pressure dome, could cause the tail to separate during flight. A Cessna spokeswoman told AIN that the company issued a supplemental inspection document for the Conquest, which recommends the 22,500-hour limit, after reviewing test and field data as part of its continuing safety process. There are currently 34 Conquests operating in Australia, and four have been grounded.
Australia grounds some Cessna 441s
- September 26, 2007, 11:25 AM