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Fri, Sep 30, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.30.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"This report should be a wake-up call for the quality-assurance department of Alaska Airlines that they need to step up the surveillance of their outsourced maintenance."

Source: Former NTSB member John Goglia, in an interview with the Seattle Times after mechanics at Alaska Airlines found two instances of unlubricated horizontal stabilizer jackscrews on board separate MD-83s. The discovery is bone-chilling, considering the NTSB's finding that an unlubricated jackscrew caused the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 off the coast of California almost six years ago. The FAA is investigating these latest discoveries.

FMI: www.alaskaair.com, www.faa.gov

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