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|Locale Reference||airport : ord.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : den.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737-300|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Anomaly||non adherence : company policies|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : poor indicator|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Cabin Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Cabin Crew Human Performance|
Last night on my flight I noticed midway through the flight that door 1L was disarmed. I was position #4 and was in mid-cabin when the arm doors was announced and I walked up to my door and went through the motions of my arming procedure only I didn't realize that the purser must have already armed it without telling me and then going through the routine I disarmed it instead of noticing it was already armed. It is fuzzy to me as I swear I armed the door but obviously I did not. I immediately armed my door. Obviously a lack of communication between the purser and I and my fault for not ensuring my door was armed was the problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B737-300 CABIN CREW HAS AN UNARMED DOOR WHILE INFLT.
Narrative: LAST NIGHT ON MY FLT I NOTICED MIDWAY THROUGH THE FLT THAT DOOR 1L WAS DISARMED. I WAS POS #4 AND WAS IN MID-CABIN WHEN THE ARM DOORS WAS ANNOUNCED AND I WALKED UP TO MY DOOR AND WENT THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF MY ARMING PROC ONLY I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THE PURSER MUST HAVE ALREADY ARMED IT WITHOUT TELLING ME AND THEN GOING THROUGH THE ROUTINE I DISARMED IT INSTEAD OF NOTICING IT WAS ALREADY ARMED. IT IS FUZZY TO ME AS I SWEAR I ARMED THE DOOR BUT OBVIOUSLY I DID NOT. I IMMEDIATELY ARMED MY DOOR. OBVIOUSLY A LACK OF COM BTWN THE PURSER AND I AND MY FAULT FOR NOT ENSURING MY DOOR WAS ARMED WAS THE PROB.
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.