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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Series (DC-9-80) Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 110|
flight time type : 4500
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
maintenance problem : improper documentation
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : 2|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : manuals|
performance deficiency : inspection
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
Flight attendant notified me at pushback that the L-2 slide pack was not connected properly to the girt bar. I called operations to have the jetway pulled back up and that we had a maintenance problem. The operations agent said she would call maintenance back out. (They had just left the aircraft after fixing a previous write-up from the inbound crew). I did not call maintenance control personally; as the operations agent had already done it. Contact with maintenance control/dispatch is difficult from the jet at ZZZ. It requires a patch through which I have never been able to do successfully. The mechanics fixed the slide pack; signed off the maintenance log; and told me they had coordination with maintenance control. We flew to ZZZ1. The oncoming captain a day later informed me that an inspection was required on the sign off for the slide pack. I had no way of knowing that an inspection was required. The only possible error that I could have made was not calling maintenance control myself. I do not believe that if I had also called maintenance control personally to initiate maintenance response; that the result would have been any different. A usable voice communication link to maintenance and dispatch from the cockpit at ZZZ would be a big improvement. I don't; however; think it would have changed the outcome in this situation. This was a maintenance coordination error.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD80 HAD A L #2 DOOR SLIDE PACK THAT WOULD NOT CONNECT PROPERLY TO THE GIRT BAR. REPAIRED BY CONTRACT TECHNICIANS. SLIDE NOT INSPECTED AFTER REPAIR.
Narrative: FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED ME AT PUSHBACK THAT THE L-2 SLIDE PACK WAS NOT CONNECTED PROPERLY TO THE GIRT BAR. I CALLED OPS TO HAVE THE JETWAY PULLED BACK UP AND THAT WE HAD A MAINT PROB. THE OPS AGENT SAID SHE WOULD CALL MAINT BACK OUT. (THEY HAD JUST LEFT THE ACFT AFTER FIXING A PREVIOUS WRITE-UP FROM THE INBOUND CREW). I DID NOT CALL MAINT CTL PERSONALLY; AS THE OPS AGENT HAD ALREADY DONE IT. CONTACT WITH MAINT CTL/DISPATCH IS DIFFICULT FROM THE JET AT ZZZ. IT REQUIRES A PATCH THROUGH WHICH I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO SUCCESSFULLY. THE MECHS FIXED THE SLIDE PACK; SIGNED OFF THE MAINT LOG; AND TOLD ME THEY HAD COORD WITH MAINT CTL. WE FLEW TO ZZZ1. THE ONCOMING CAPT A DAY LATER INFORMED ME THAT AN INSPECTION WAS REQUIRED ON THE SIGN OFF FOR THE SLIDE PACK. I HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING THAT AN INSPECTION WAS REQUIRED. THE ONLY POSSIBLE ERROR THAT I COULD HAVE MADE WAS NOT CALLING MAINT CTL MYSELF. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IF I HAD ALSO CALLED MAINT CTL PERSONALLY TO INITIATE MAINT RESPONSE; THAT THE RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN ANY DIFFERENT. A USABLE VOICE COM LINK TO MAINT AND DISPATCH FROM THE COCKPIT AT ZZZ WOULD BE A BIG IMPROVEMENT. I DON'T; HOWEVER; THINK IT WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE OUTCOME IN THIS SITUATION. THIS WAS A MAINT COORD ERROR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.