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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737-300|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Qualification||technician : powerplant|
technician : airframe
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||observation : air carrier inspector|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : far
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : schedule pressure|
performance deficiency : scheduled maintenance
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
Maintenance Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
I was needing to change a bulb seal inside the #2 krueger flap. Hydraulics were tagged out pressure bled off. While trying to get the job done quickly I forgot to install the krueger flap locks. The FAA guy walked up and pointed the problem out. All work was stopped immediately and locks were installed and job was completed. To prevent this from happening again all locks must be installed prior to maintenance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B737-300 #2 LEADING EDGE FLAP BULB SEAL WAS BEING REPLACED WITHOUT LEADING EDGE ACTUATOR LOCKS. NOTED BY FAA SAFETY INSPECTOR.
Narrative: I WAS NEEDING TO CHANGE A BULB SEAL INSIDE THE #2 KRUEGER FLAP. HYDS WERE TAGGED OUT PRESSURE BLED OFF. WHILE TRYING TO GET THE JOB DONE QUICKLY I FORGOT TO INSTALL THE KRUEGER FLAP LOCKS. THE FAA GUY WALKED UP AND POINTED THE PROB OUT. ALL WORK WAS STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND LOCKS WERE INSTALLED AND JOB WAS COMPLETED. TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN ALL LOCKS MUST BE INSTALLED PRIOR TO MAINT.
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.