Note: Following the fatal accident to Tiger Moth VH-TSG in December
2013, the tie rods connecting the lower wings of the Tiger Moth through
the fuselage have been the focus of intensive technical investigation.
The rods and their nuts are now subject of UK Emergency Airworthiness Directive
G-2014-0001-E, issued 21.03.14, applicable to all versions of the Tiger
Moth. Similar directives are anticipated from other aeronautical authorities
and similar provisions are expected to be applied in the near future to
all variants of the DH60 Moth and the DH83 Fox Moth. Persons responsible
for maintaining airworthiness of these aircraft should contact the applicable
TRA holder and aeronautical authority for further information.
Please note that since 1999 these tie rods with their nuts are life limited components and operators are advised to consult TNS29 and the ensuing mandatory directives.
de Havilland Support
(Bill Taylor, Chief Executive),
Telephone: +44 1223 830 090
Fax: +44 1223 830 085
(DHSL holds a TRA from the UK CAA to oversee the continued airworthiness of the Tiger Moth, Dragon Rapide, Chipmunk and the Scottish Aviation Bulldog. DHSL also holds a UK CAA British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR), Section A8-21combined Design and Production Organisation Approval (DOA/POA). Under the terms of its POA, DHSL subcontracts the manufacture of tie bars, tie rods, bolts and nuts for the Chipmunk and for the DH82 Tiger Moth. All bars, rods, nuts and bolts supplied by DHSL are accompanied by full C of A documentation)
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