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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|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 : airframe|
technician : powerplant
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : non compliance with mel
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : person 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : manuals|
contributing factor : schedule pressure
performance deficiency : logbook entry
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
Chart Or Publication
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
On jul/sat/03, aircraft X came to ZZZ from ZZZ1 with a vertical seat adjustment on the first officer's seat on MEL. I xferred it from a yellow sticker to a white MEL sticker assuming that all the correct procedures had been followed allowing the plane to leave. The plane continued on to ZZZ2 where the first officer's seat was fixed. Later, it came to my attention that the vertical cable was supposed to be disconnected before the plane left ZZZ.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B737-300 WAS DISPATCHED IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH THE FO'S SEAT VERT SEAT ADJUSTMENT INOP PER THE MEL, BUT VERT CABLE NOT DISCONNECTED.
Narrative: ON JUL/SAT/03, ACFT X CAME TO ZZZ FROM ZZZ1 WITH A VERT SEAT ADJUSTMENT ON THE FO'S SEAT ON MEL. I XFERRED IT FROM A YELLOW STICKER TO A WHITE MEL STICKER ASSUMING THAT ALL THE CORRECT PROCS HAD BEEN FOLLOWED ALLOWING THE PLANE TO LEAVE. THE PLANE CONTINUED ON TO ZZZ2 WHERE THE FO'S SEAT WAS FIXED. LATER, IT CAME TO MY ATTN THAT THE VERT CABLE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DISCONNECTED BEFORE THE PLANE LEFT ZZZ.
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.