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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Make Model Name||Super King Air 200 HDC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Function||maintenance : inspector|
|Experience||maintenance technician : 29|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : manuals|
contributing factor : work cards
performance deficiency : inspection
performance deficiency : unqualified personnel
performance deficiency : training
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
Chart Or Publication
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Publication||Structural Repair Manual|
Upon attending BE200 refresher training last week; we discovered our wing bolt inspection procedures were not consistent with current requirements as per the manufacturers. Upon subsequent discussion with other king air operators and FBO's; this is not a well known change and as I describe on the next page; a difficult and not usually read section of the structural repair manual. Do you normally go to the introduction section and expect to find latest inspection data? Information that requires a level ii or III non destructive testing trained technician and the requirement that the maintenance observer be only trained by raytheon is buried in the introduction section of the srm. Not included in the instructions to accomplish the wing bolt and fitting inspection -- called beech to request they put this requirement with the instructions to complete this inspection.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A BEECH 200 WING BOLT AND FITTING INSPECTION MAY HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED INCORRECTLY. THE SRM REQUIRED THE INSPECTOR TO BE TRAINED ONLY BY THE MANUFACTURER. THIS REQUIREMENT WAS NOT FOUND IN MANUAL WITH THE INSPECTION REQUIREMENT.
Narrative: UPON ATTENDING BE200 REFRESHER TRAINING LAST WK; WE DISCOVERED OUR WING BOLT INSPECTION PROCS WERE NOT CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT REQUIREMENTS AS PER THE MANUFACTURERS. UPON SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION WITH OTHER KING AIR OPERATORS AND FBO'S; THIS IS NOT A WELL KNOWN CHANGE AND AS I DESCRIBE ON THE NEXT PAGE; A DIFFICULT AND NOT USUALLY READ SECTION OF THE STRUCTURAL REPAIR MANUAL. DO YOU NORMALLY GO TO THE INTRODUCTION SECTION AND EXPECT TO FIND LATEST INSPECTION DATA? INFO THAT REQUIRES A LEVEL II OR III NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TRAINED TECHNICIAN AND THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE MAINT OBSERVER BE ONLY TRAINED BY RAYTHEON IS BURIED IN THE INTRODUCTION SECTION OF THE SRM. NOT INCLUDED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH THE WING BOLT AND FITTING INSPECTION -- CALLED BEECH TO REQUEST THEY PUT THIS REQUIREMENT WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE THIS INSPECTION.
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.