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Zenith Aircraft Zodiac CH650 & CH601XL grounded until fixed. For more information we advise CH650 & CH601XL owners to contact Zenith Aircraft and read about below in Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin CE-10-08.

FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin CE-10-08

Excerpt from the document:

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin informs you of an airworthiness concern on all variants of Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 airplanes, all serial numbers, including special light-sport category aircraft (S-LSA), experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA), and experimental amateur-built aircraft.

Since April 2009, the FAA has been conducting a special review of the Zodiac CH601XL and the nearly identical CH650 to evaluate design and operational details of these aircraft. This review was a continuation of efforts to investigate several in-flight structural failures of the CH601XL dating back to 2005.

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