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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : pit.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Qualification||technician : airframe|
technician : powerplant
|Experience||maintenance technician : 18|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : person 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : schedule pressure|
performance deficiency : installation
performance deficiency : fault isolation
performance deficiency : logbook entry
performance deficiency : testing
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
Aircraft X, ZZZ flight abc, first officer's seat would not adjust vertically, in either the manual or electric mode. This is a non MEL item, must fix. Removed and replaced first officer's seat reference maintenance manual. We had 4 amt's helping with this write-up. After the seat replacement, the seat horizontal and vertical adjustments were tested both manually and electrically. All of the seat adjustment functions tested normal. I signed the write-up off and released the aircraft. After the aircraft was dispatched I noticed that the I&right tag was filled out with another aircraft number and I did not recognize the signature on the tag. I called maintenance control to notify them of the discrepancy. A write-up was created and the seat was replaced within a few cycles. I believe the cause of the problem was too many amt's on the job, and I assumed that someone had checked and filled out the I&right tag. To prevent a recurrence of this problem all paperwork should be accounted for and filled out correctly before dispatch.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN AIRBUS 319 WAS DISPATCHED IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH AN FO'S SEAT REPLACED WITH AN UNSERVICEABLE UNIT REMOVED FROM ANOTHER ACFT.
Narrative: ACFT X, ZZZ FLT ABC, FO'S SEAT WOULD NOT ADJUST VERTLY, IN EITHER THE MANUAL OR ELECTRIC MODE. THIS IS A NON MEL ITEM, MUST FIX. REMOVED AND REPLACED FO'S SEAT REF MAINT MANUAL. WE HAD 4 AMT'S HELPING WITH THIS WRITE-UP. AFTER THE SEAT REPLACEMENT, THE SEAT HORIZ AND VERT ADJUSTMENTS WERE TESTED BOTH MANUALLY AND ELECTRICALLY. ALL OF THE SEAT ADJUSTMENT FUNCTIONS TESTED NORMAL. I SIGNED THE WRITE-UP OFF AND RELEASED THE ACFT. AFTER THE ACFT WAS DISPATCHED I NOTICED THAT THE I&R TAG WAS FILLED OUT WITH ANOTHER ACFT NUMBER AND I DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE SIGNATURE ON THE TAG. I CALLED MAINT CTL TO NOTIFY THEM OF THE DISCREPANCY. A WRITE-UP WAS CREATED AND THE SEAT WAS REPLACED WITHIN A FEW CYCLES. I BELIEVE THE CAUSE OF THE PROB WAS TOO MANY AMT'S ON THE JOB, AND I ASSUMED THAT SOMEONE HAD CHKED AND FILLED OUT THE I&R TAG. TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THIS PROB ALL PAPERWORK SHOULD BE ACCOUNTED FOR AND FILLED OUT CORRECTLY BEFORE DISPATCH.
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.