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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : atl.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : msp.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757-200|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
My crew flew this aircraft into atl on jun/thu. Air carrier X from dfw. One of the logbook entries I made was a request to have the cockpit windshields cleaned. There were other entries in logbook that required maintenance attention. On arrival in cockpit for the departure back to dfw the next day, I saw that the cockpit windows were still dirty. Yet the logbook had been signed off by maintenance to show that the windows had been cleaned. It is illegal to certify that an entry corrective action has been accomplished when the action was never taken. I requested that the station clean the windshields prior to departure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UPON RETURN TO ACFT NEXT DAY, B757-200 CAPT ALLEGES THAT COCKPIT WINDOWS WERE NOT CLEANED, AS DOCUMENTED IN ACFT LOGBOOK, BUT LOGBOOK WAS SIGNED OFF INDICATING ACTIVITY WAS COMPLETED.
Narrative: MY CREW FLEW THIS ACFT INTO ATL ON JUN/THU. ACR X FROM DFW. ONE OF THE LOGBOOK ENTRIES I MADE WAS A REQUEST TO HAVE THE COCKPIT WINDSHIELDS CLEANED. THERE WERE OTHER ENTRIES IN LOGBOOK THAT REQUIRED MAINT ATTN. ON ARR IN COCKPIT FOR THE DEP BACK TO DFW THE NEXT DAY, I SAW THAT THE COCKPIT WINDOWS WERE STILL DIRTY. YET THE LOGBOOK HAD BEEN SIGNED OFF BY MAINT TO SHOW THAT THE WINDOWS HAD BEEN CLEANED. IT IS ILLEGAL TO CERTIFY THAT AN ENTRY CORRECTIVE ACTION HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED WHEN THE ACTION WAS NEVER TAKEN. I REQUESTED THAT THE STATION CLEAN THE WINDSHIELDS PRIOR TO DEP.
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.