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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201-1800|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Series (DC-9-80) Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Fuel Quantity-Pressure Indication|
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
Deviation - Procedural Published Material / Policy
Deviation - Procedural FAR
Deviation - Procedural MEL
Completing origination preflight...during logbook review; captain noticed a line on the maintenance control sheet referencing a required inspection by maintenance prior to each flight. In november 2009; a panel adjacent to the fuel control panel was speed taped closed and the according maintenance required a colored placard to be placed in the front of the logbook to notify flight crews about the subsequent inspection of the panel prior to each flight. When we reviewed the logbook this placard was nowhere to be seen and so we would have missed the required inspection were it not for the captain's eagle eyes? He contacted maintenance and an hour or so later we departed to ZZZ1; after the inspection and paperwork were corrected. Upon arrival into ZZZ1; we were met by a maintenance supervisor who took the logbook and reviewed the correction. Note: there was no reference to this required inspection on our flight plan. We were lucky we caught it. It would appear the airplane was flown up to fifteen legs before we caught this maintenance paperwork missing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: While completing a Pre-flight Logbook review; a Captain noticed a reference for a Required Inspection to be accomplished by Maintenance prior to each flight; on a wing panel that was Speed taped closed; and adjacent to the Fuel Control Panel. The MD-80 had apparently flown up to fifteen legs prior; without the Inspections being accomplished.
Narrative: Completing origination preflight...during Logbook review; Captain noticed a line on the Maintenance Control sheet referencing a Required Inspection by Maintenance prior to each flight. In November 2009; a panel adjacent to the Fuel Control Panel was Speed taped closed and the according Maintenance required a colored Placard to be placed in the front of the Logbook to notify Flight Crews about the subsequent Inspection of the panel prior to each flight. When we reviewed the Logbook this Placard was nowhere to be seen and so we would have missed the Required Inspection were it not for the Captain's eagle eyes? He contacted Maintenance and an hour or so later we departed to ZZZ1; after the Inspection and paperwork were corrected. Upon arrival into ZZZ1; we were met by a Maintenance Supervisor who took the Logbook and reviewed the correction. Note: there was no reference to this Required Inspection on our Flight Plan. We were lucky we caught it. It would appear the airplane was flown up to fifteen legs before we caught this Maintenance paperwork missing.
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.