Aviation Investigation Report A98H0003

4.3.4  Flight Crew Reading Light (Map Light)

The Board appreciates that improvements to the FCRL design and to the installations in MD-11s, have been undertaken since its ASA A000008-1 was issued. While it was appropriate that such improvements focused on the MD-11 FCRL and its installation, the Board believes that some of the same design limitations may exist in variants of this FCRL that are installed in other types of aircraft. The Board is concerned that there is not enough being done to apply the lessons learned from the deficiencies of the FCRL installation in the MD-11 to other aircraft installations involving the variants of this FCRL.

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