|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
A radar altimeter was removed from 1 of our aircraft for repair. It was placarded and written up in the logbook as deferred for 10 days per our MEL. The expiration of this 10 day deferral was overlooked and was overflown by 5 days, at which time the radar altimeter was replaced. In the future all maintenance items which are deferred will be displayed on our shop maintenance schedule board in plain view of all maintenance personnel. We believe this will prevent a reoccurrence of this type of situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MECH RPT REGARDING DEFERRAL OF REPLACEMENT OF RADAR ALTIMETER BEYOND EXPIRATION DATE.
Narrative: A RADAR ALTIMETER WAS REMOVED FROM 1 OF OUR ACFT FOR REPAIR. IT WAS PLACARDED AND WRITTEN UP IN THE LOGBOOK AS DEFERRED FOR 10 DAYS PER OUR MEL. THE EXPIRATION OF THIS 10 DAY DEFERRAL WAS OVERLOOKED AND WAS OVERFLOWN BY 5 DAYS, AT WHICH TIME THE RADAR ALTIMETER WAS REPLACED. IN THE FUTURE ALL MAINT ITEMS WHICH ARE DEFERRED WILL BE DISPLAYED ON OUR SHOP MAINT SCHEDULE BOARD IN PLAIN VIEW OF ALL MAINT PERSONNEL. WE BELIEVE THIS WILL PREVENT A REOCCURRENCE OF THIS TYPE OF SIT.
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.