|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : sfo|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mkc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 2000
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Received aircraft with an MEL the was bastardized by maintenance (ie, paragraph # not exist in the book). Called maintenance by phone and they said they did an engineering change (paperwork type) for the flight and it was legal to fly it, so I did. I had to rely on them that this was the proper sign off in the logbook. Trusting maintenance these days is sometimes very difficult. I wish I had an answer to dereg. Analyst note: MEL item was one fire detector loop inoperative.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT WAS RELEASED FOR FLT BUT WAS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH MEL.
Narrative: RECEIVED ACFT WITH AN MEL THE WAS BASTARDIZED BY MAINT (IE, PARAGRAPH # NOT EXIST IN THE BOOK). CALLED MAINT BY PHONE AND THEY SAID THEY DID AN ENGINEERING CHANGE (PAPERWORK TYPE) FOR THE FLT AND IT WAS LEGAL TO FLY IT, SO I DID. I HAD TO RELY ON THEM THAT THIS WAS THE PROPER SIGN OFF IN THE LOGBOOK. TRUSTING MAINT THESE DAYS IS SOMETIMES VERY DIFFICULT. I WISH I HAD AN ANSWER TO DEREG. ANALYST NOTE: MEL ITEM WAS ONE FIRE DETECTOR LOOP INOP.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.