posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:26 PM
EASA has issued a new Airworthiness Directive for the A319/320 and variants, concerning a tail cone failure in flight. They are reporting that a crack
found in a rib in the tailcone, caused the failure. The directive, calls for a visual inspection and repairs, followed by a report to Airbus on any
EASA just issued an airworthiness directive (2012-0100), effective June 20, for Airbus A319/A319/A320/A320 variants due to an aft pylon moveable
fairing tail cone that failed inflight.
EASA reports a crack in the fairing Rib 5 caused the failure and says similar cracks have been found in other A320s.