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|airport : zzz.airport
|agl single value : 0
|common carrier : air carrier
|Make Model Name
|Operating Under FAR Part
|ground : maintenance
ground : parked
|company : air carrier
|oversight : supervisor
|technician : powerplant
technician : airframe
|company : air carrier
|maintenance : technician
|technician : airframe
technician : powerplant
|aircraft equipment problem : critical
maintenance problem : non compliance with mel
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|none taken : detected after the fact
|performance deficiency : logbook entry
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
Maintenance Human Performance
|Maintenance Human Performance
I was advised aircraft #xyz failed a coupled approach during a flight confidence check at ZZZ. Aircraft arrived abc still out of CAT ii and I had updated the MEL (not CAT ii identify #wxyxx) and assured blue autoplt status card removed from aircraft. I am familiar with the procedures manual and know that an engineering bill of work/action to be taken is required after an unsatisfactory coupled approach. I issued MEL reference 2201C instead of 2201D in error. Reference idents C902, C8FC, C8EF. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated the deferred item was entered in haste and the incorrect MEL reference was given which resulted in the incorrect special procedures applied. The reporter said the deferred item reference was corrected down line and the correct special procedures and placarding were accomplished. The reporter said the airplane was not returned to CAT ii status when the incorrect reference number was on the deferred item.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B727-200 WAS DISPATCHED IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH AN AUTOPLT DEFERRED AS NOT IN CAT II STATUS BUT MEL INCORRECT REFS WERE USED AND SPECIAL PROCS WERE NOT ACCOMPLISHED.
Narrative: I WAS ADVISED ACFT #XYZ FAILED A COUPLED APCH DURING A FLT CONFIDENCE CHK AT ZZZ. ACFT ARRIVED ABC STILL OUT OF CAT II AND I HAD UPDATED THE MEL (NOT CAT II IDENT #WXYXX) AND ASSURED BLUE AUTOPLT STATUS CARD REMOVED FROM ACFT. I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCEDURES MANUAL AND KNOW THAT AN ENGINEERING BILL OF WORK/ACTION TO BE TAKEN IS REQUIRED AFTER AN UNSATISFACTORY COUPLED APCH. I ISSUED MEL REF 2201C INSTEAD OF 2201D IN ERROR. REF IDENTS C902, C8FC, C8EF. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED THE DEFERRED ITEM WAS ENTERED IN HASTE AND THE INCORRECT MEL REF WAS GIVEN WHICH RESULTED IN THE INCORRECT SPECIAL PROCS APPLIED. THE RPTR SAID THE DEFERRED ITEM REF WAS CORRECTED DOWN LINE AND THE CORRECT SPECIAL PROCS AND PLACARDING WERE ACCOMPLISHED. THE RPTR SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT RETURNED TO CAT II STATUS WHEN THE INCORRECT REF NUMBER WAS ON THE DEFERRED ITEM.
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.