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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sfo|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Prior to departure flight mechanic reported velcro girtbar retainer straps for forward entrance door escape slide would not attach to escape slide. Needed an escape slide replacement to correct write-up. Only slide available was a slide removed from another airplane on a previous 'B' check. Due date reported to me was apr/93. I allowed installation of slide with a deferred item to replace slide at or before apr 30, '93. After installation of slide and departure of trip it was reported by installing mechanic that due date label read apr 1, '93 -- slide was replaced at termination of trip. Poor communication. I failed to ask if date was present in addition to month and yr. But installing mechanic did not volunteer the date, just apr/xx/90 plus 36 months. All references have been removed from the maintenance manual and check instructions regarding slide replacement due date.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A MLG ACR ACFT WAS OPERATED WITH AN OUTDATED EMER SLIDE EQUIP DUE TO A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE EQUIP VALID DATE.
Narrative: PRIOR TO DEP FLT MECH RPTED VELCRO GIRTBAR RETAINER STRAPS FOR FORWARD ENTRANCE DOOR ESCAPE SLIDE WOULD NOT ATTACH TO ESCAPE SLIDE. NEEDED AN ESCAPE SLIDE REPLACEMENT TO CORRECT WRITE-UP. ONLY SLIDE AVAILABLE WAS A SLIDE REMOVED FROM ANOTHER AIRPLANE ON A PREVIOUS 'B' CHK. DUE DATE RPTED TO ME WAS APR/93. I ALLOWED INSTALLATION OF SLIDE WITH A DEFERRED ITEM TO REPLACE SLIDE AT OR BEFORE APR 30, '93. AFTER INSTALLATION OF SLIDE AND DEP OF TRIP IT WAS RPTED BY INSTALLING MECH THAT DUE DATE LABEL READ APR 1, '93 -- SLIDE WAS REPLACED AT TERMINATION OF TRIP. POOR COM. I FAILED TO ASK IF DATE WAS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO MONTH AND YR. BUT INSTALLING MECH DID NOT VOLUNTEER THE DATE, JUST APR/XX/90 PLUS 36 MONTHS. ALL REFS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE MAINT MANUAL AND CHK INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SLIDE REPLACEMENT DUE DATE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.