EAA, Warbirds, and NATA Respond to T-6 Emergency AD
Joint working group evaluating recent accident and AD
On June 10, EAA hosted a teleconference with a team of experts from EAA, the EAA Warbirds of America (WOA), and the North American Trainers Association (NATA) who jointly have been evaluating the recent T-6 wing failure. The group expanded its scope to include development of an industry response to the emergency airworthiness directive (AD) issued by the FAA on June 8.
The group developed an action plan that focuses on communications to members and aircraft owners, analysis of the data from the recent T-6 accident and wing failure, analysis and recommendations to the FAA on the emergency AD, and the coordination of any professional engineering services that may be needed.
EAA is asking T-6 owners to comply with the initial inspections required by the emergency AD. Next week, EAA will post an online survey for T-6 owners to complete after they have accomplished the inspections required. The data collected will assist EAA, WOA, and NATA in supporting owners of these aircraft.