FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive calling for operators of 737-600s, -700s, -800s, -900s and -900ERs to inspect elevator tab control mechanisms following "severe elevator vibration" on a Ryanair 737-800 that made an emergency landing in Brussels this month. The agency attributed the vibration to "failure of the aft attach lugs on the left elevator tab control mechanism" and said carriers need "to detect and correct" any loose bearings in the mechanisms. "Severe vibration in ...

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