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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767-300 and 300 ER|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Qualification||technician : powerplant|
technician : airframe
|Experience||maintenance technician : 14|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : non compliance with mel
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : 969|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : manuals|
contributing factor : non availability of parts
performance deficiency : logbook entry
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
Maintenance Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
On dec/thu/02, I was advised that a flight attendant jumpseat at the L2 door was broken and needed to be deferred under MEL 25-25-01A. The seat was a required flight attendant jumpseat and not the one inboard to it. Dispatch approval was given by the dispatcher, and I advised the maintenance controller to go ahead and place it on maintenance carryover. When the log sheet came off the printer, I went ahead and restr the item. I had reviewed the MEL prior to this, but when I restr the item, I made it a C repair category (10 day) instead of a B category (3 day) inadvertently. I am not sure how that happened and had a feeling something was wrong with the item, but never had a chance to go back and check. I was advised about the incorrect repair category on dec/tue/02 when the outbound flight crew questioned the item. I immediately grounded the aircraft until the problem was resolved, since the item had already expired on dec/sun/02 under its current status. The flight was swapped to another aircraft, and a delay was taken. The broken flight attendant seat (required) was swapped with an excess seat location, and the MEL was changed to reflect the new MEL with the original day of discovery.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B767-300ER WAS FOUND IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH A FLT ATTENDANT'S SEAT DEFERRED IN ERROR WITH A 10 DAY REPAIR LIMIT. IT HAD EXCEEDED THE CORRECT 3 DAY REPAIR LIMIT.
Narrative: ON DEC/THU/02, I WAS ADVISED THAT A FLT ATTENDANT JUMPSEAT AT THE L2 DOOR WAS BROKEN AND NEEDED TO BE DEFERRED UNDER MEL 25-25-01A. THE SEAT WAS A REQUIRED FLT ATTENDANT JUMPSEAT AND NOT THE ONE INBOARD TO IT. DISPATCH APPROVAL WAS GIVEN BY THE DISPATCHER, AND I ADVISED THE MAINT CTLR TO GO AHEAD AND PLACE IT ON MAINT CARRYOVER. WHEN THE LOG SHEET CAME OFF THE PRINTER, I WENT AHEAD AND RESTR THE ITEM. I HAD REVIEWED THE MEL PRIOR TO THIS, BUT WHEN I RESTR THE ITEM, I MADE IT A C REPAIR CATEGORY (10 DAY) INSTEAD OF A B CATEGORY (3 DAY) INADVERTENTLY. I AM NOT SURE HOW THAT HAPPENED AND HAD A FEELING SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE ITEM, BUT NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO GO BACK AND CHK. I WAS ADVISED ABOUT THE INCORRECT REPAIR CATEGORY ON DEC/TUE/02 WHEN THE OUTBOUND FLC QUESTIONED THE ITEM. I IMMEDIATELY GNDED THE ACFT UNTIL THE PROB WAS RESOLVED, SINCE THE ITEM HAD ALREADY EXPIRED ON DEC/SUN/02 UNDER ITS CURRENT STATUS. THE FLT WAS SWAPPED TO ANOTHER ACFT, AND A DELAY WAS TAKEN. THE BROKEN FLT ATTENDANT SEAT (REQUIRED) WAS SWAPPED WITH AN EXCESS SEAT LOCATION, AND THE MEL WAS CHANGED TO REFLECT THE NEW MEL WITH THE ORIGINAL DAY OF DISCOVERY.
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.