Fri, Sep 30, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
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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
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.
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