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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ord|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hnl|
|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 : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
pilot : atp
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 7000
flight time type : 1500
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Thurs we flew XXX flight from ord to mia uneventfully. On 5/fri/88, I was advised by our chief pilot's office that they had received notice that a maintenance discrepancy had occurred on XXX flight. My recollection is that there had been a writeup on the cruise trim but the aircraft had been released for service by maintenance personnel. According to information I now have, technical services people apparently erred in assigning a c-i to that write up. During the flight, the main electric trim worked in both direction, but the cruise trim occasionally was inoperative in the nose down direction (ok in up). My duty, as I understand it, is to act as first officer on flts on airplanes which have been declared airworthy by our maintenance personnel unless I have reason to believe the airplane is not airworthy.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT DISPATCHED IN AN UNAIRWORTHY ACFT THAT WAS DECLARED AIRWORTHY BY MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT.
Narrative: THURS WE FLEW XXX FLT FROM ORD TO MIA UNEVENTFULLY. ON 5/FRI/88, I WAS ADVISED BY OUR CHIEF PLT'S OFFICE THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED NOTICE THAT A MAINT DISCREPANCY HAD OCCURRED ON XXX FLT. MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT THERE HAD BEEN A WRITEUP ON THE CRUISE TRIM BUT THE ACFT HAD BEEN RELEASED FOR SVC BY MAINT PERSONNEL. ACCORDING TO INFO I NOW HAVE, TECHNICAL SVCS PEOPLE APPARENTLY ERRED IN ASSIGNING A C-I TO THAT WRITE UP. DURING THE FLT, THE MAIN ELECTRIC TRIM WORKED IN BOTH DIRECTION, BUT THE CRUISE TRIM OCCASIONALLY WAS INOP IN THE NOSE DOWN DIRECTION (OK IN UP). MY DUTY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IS TO ACT AS F/O ON FLTS ON AIRPLANES WHICH HAVE BEEN DECLARED AIRWORTHY BY OUR MAINT PERSONNEL UNLESS I HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THE AIRPLANE IS NOT AIRWORTHY.
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.