(b) Each drain required by paragraph (a) of this section including the drains prescribed in §29.971 must—
(1) Discharge clear of all parts of the rotorcraft;
(2) Have manual or automatic means to ensure positive closure in the off position; and
(3) Have a drain valve—
(i) That is readily accessible and which can be easily opened and closed; and
(ii) That is either located or protected to prevent fuel spillage in the event of a landing with landing gear retracted.
[Doc. No. 5084, 29 FR 16150, Dec. 3, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 29–12, 41 FR 55473, Dec. 20, 1976; Amdt. 29–26, 53 FR 34218, Sept. 2, 1988]