Re: TWA Flt800 - Boeing Comments on Fuel Tank?

Date:         07 Jan 97 07:20:19 
From:         simonlc@ozemail.com.au (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia
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>> We mechanics are just not that carefull.
>
>you really should speak for yourself.  *I* am and most mechanics i know ARE
>that careful.
>
>granted, maintenance manual service limits are different from factory
>drawing limits, but they are FAA approved limits none-the-less.  if the
>work you're doing isn't in limits then it should be fixed and if you're
>signing off work that's not in limits per approved documents, you're asking
>for trouble.  i've seen people lose their jobs over things that might be
>considered trivial, but the FAA doesn't mess around when it comes to pencil
>whipping...
>
>please don't take this as a personal attack or a lecture.  with all media
>attention these days on "maintenance personel" after an accident, i really
>hate being a "we mechanic" and we mechanics must be careful, do our jobs
>correctly and work "behind the scenes" as we always have.

Here, here.  A mechanic is as carefull as he wants to be.

If one mechanic choses not to be careful, then he is representing only
himself, not every other mechanic!

Regards,

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