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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601-1200|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Navigation Light|
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 270|
Flight Crew Total 38000
Flight Crew Type 5500
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Less Severe|
Deviation - Procedural Maintenance
Deviation - Procedural Published Material / Policy
Deviation - Procedural MEL
Deviation - Procedural FAR
Aircraft had a write-up for number 2 system taillight inop. We received a maintenance release for the flight. Neither pilot had noted a mechanic come on board to check system. There was no colored (deferred) def sticker and light switch was still in # 2 (position). The MEL clearly states that the system may be deferred; as long as other (tail light) system operates normally. We called maintenance to come and check system out; as they clearly pencil whipped the signoff.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: An A320 Captain reports a logbook write-up for an inoperative #2 System Taillight was completed without proper testing. He had received a Maintenance Release with the item signed-off; but no deferred sticker was installed and the light switch was still in the #2 position.
Narrative: Aircraft had a write-up for Number 2 System Taillight inop. We received a Maintenance Release for the flight. Neither pilot had noted a Mechanic come on board to check system. There was no colored (deferred) DEF sticker and light switch was still in # 2 (position). The MEL clearly states that the System may be deferred; as long as other (Tail light) System operates normally. We called Maintenance to come and check System out; as they clearly pencil whipped the signoff.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of April 2012 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.