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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||EMB ERJ 145 ER&LR|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||performance deficiency : scheduled maintenance|
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
performance deficiency : installation
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
I was assigned to service oil on aircraft X. I went to aircraft X; checked the logbook; and the write-up was #1 engine showing 8 quarts. I proceeded to service the oil check work card. I went to the aircraft for the flashlight; came back down to service #1 engine with 4 pints of oil. I remember opening and latching the oil service door then proceeded to service #2 engine and #2 engine did not require oil. I remember opening and latching the oil service door. Completed the paperwork; went back up to the aircraft to return the logbook. The oil service door in #2 engine came open at some point in-flight causing damage to the lower cowling on aircraft X.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MECHANIC REPORTS THE OIL SERVICE DOOR FOR #2 ENGINE CAME OPEN DURING FLIGHT CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE LOWER COWLING ON AN EMB-145LR (ERJ-145LR).
Narrative: I WAS ASSIGNED TO SVC OIL ON ACFT X. I WENT TO ACFT X; CHKED THE LOGBOOK; AND THE WRITE-UP WAS #1 ENG SHOWING 8 QUARTS. I PROCEEDED TO SVC THE OIL CHK WORK CARD. I WENT TO THE ACFT FOR THE FLASHLIGHT; CAME BACK DOWN TO SVC #1 ENG WITH 4 PINTS OF OIL. I REMEMBER OPENING AND LATCHING THE OIL SVC DOOR THEN PROCEEDED TO SVC #2 ENG AND #2 ENG DID NOT REQUIRE OIL. I REMEMBER OPENING AND LATCHING THE OIL SVC DOOR. COMPLETED THE PAPERWORK; WENT BACK UP TO THE ACFT TO RETURN THE LOGBOOK. THE OIL SVC DOOR IN #2 ENG CAME OPEN AT SOME POINT INFLT CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE LOWER COWLING ON ACFT X.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.