|Quoting Ex52tech (Reply 15):|
And... the reference was still in the Maint. Manual and A check paper package
We ran about 50% of the fleet on deactivated turbine reversers, and the deactivated reversers got neglected. They would occasionally remind you that they were there when the bolts that held them shut would wear down spinnning in the holes, then break off and the translating tail pipe would deploy.........and then depart the aircraft.
This all started to happen when the heavy checks got farmed out. We kept an eye on them in heavy check.........they didn't.
An airplane would show up at the gate with no tailpipe, and no conical nozzle, or center body. Management would blame us, when they farmed it out.