Alaska Airlines plane wing note 'not appropriate'

Aug 7, 2012 Full story: CBS News

SEATTLE &#8212 A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight looked out the window and saw what looked like a damaged area on the wing with a handwritten note saying, "We know about this." The incident July 28 drew comments on Twitter and other social media websites, but the Seattle-based airline says the plane is safe and there was nothing to worry ... (more)

Full Story
RWG

Dillsboro, IN

#1 Aug 8, 2012
WHAT !!!!!!
If this plane had a damaged flap that MX knew about it, two things should have happened.
One is the plane should have been taken out of service as it is unairworthy because of the damaged flap or it should have been written up in the aircraft's maintenance logbook and either repaired before it flew again ot deferred thru the company's deferral policy if the condition deviation manual allowed it and then the plane could have gone flying, legally , for a few days until the repair could have been scheduled.
Any 3rd rate maintenance controller or MX supervisor should have known this.
ALSO, IF THE CAPTAIN WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS, THAT HE HAD A DAMAGED AIRPLANE, HE SHOULD HAVE CALLED AIRCRAFT MX TO HIS PLANE, AND HAD THE DAMAGE DOCUMENTED BEFORE THE PLANE COULD LEAVE.
Th FAA needs to look into this and start fining , first the captain and then the V/P of MX for allowing this kind of thing to happen. It's evident, the flight crews and maintenance personel at Alaska A/L don't have a clue how their MX system is suppsed to work. If I didn't know better, I'd swear Bill Weaver was back their in charge of aircraft MX.
This sounds like the type of maintence that may cause another crash of an Alaska Airlines plane like the one about 10 years ago when the horizontal stabilizer failed due to bad and neglected aicraft MX !

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Alaska Air Group Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Airlines: Alaska Air - Absurdly Mispriced;' Uni... (May '14) May '14 Alaska Jet 2
Alaska Air CEO 'Confident' As Delta Spreads Win... (Apr '14) Apr '14 Toad 3
Santa Rosa flights climb to prerecession heights (Oct '13) Oct '13 OldCapt 2
Which airlines are the most fuel-efficient? (Sep '13) Sep '13 alldata 1
Alaska Airlines adds Seattle-Colorado Springs, ... (Jun '13) Jun '13 uhhh - S K Y W E S T 1
Alaska Air Flight Depressurizes in 'Catastrophi... (Aug '12) Aug '12 RWG 1
Airport reports travel slump (Apr '12) Apr '12 spaceGhost 2
More from around the web