|Quoting longhauler (Reply 31):|
"The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the Aloha Airlines maintenance program to detect the presence of significant disbonding and fatigue damage which ultimately led to failure of the lap joint a S-10L and the separation of the fuselage upper lobe. Contributing to the accident were the failure of Aloha Airlines management to supervise properly its maintenance force; the failure of the FAA to require Airworthiness Directive 87-21-08 inspection of all the lap joints proposed by Boeing Alert Service Bulletin SB 737-53A1039; and the lack of a complete terminating action (neither generated by Boeing nor required by the FAA) after the discovery of early production difficulties in the B-737 cold bond lap joint which resulted in low bond durability, corrosion, and premature fatigue cracking."
Where does it say the accident happened because the aircraft was old?
|Quoting D328 (Reply 39):|
Myself as a low hour as in 700ish in a twin/single engine would NEVER want to fly anything unworthy of flight... GIVE the company a break! The pilots are all about safety, they DO NOT WANT TO DIE! If they didn't feel safe they wouldn't go! Get over it people... AA is still safe!
Especially because if anything happens because of something that could've been caught during the preflight inspection, the pilot-in-command's on the hook for it.
|Quoting PurdueAv2003 (Reply 40):|
In my experience, when the pilots or mechanics are disgruntled, the aircraft would probably be SAFER! If they want to slow down the operation, they aren't going to sabotage it. What they do is go over the aircraft with a fine tooth comb and write up every stinking little discrepancy they can find. The more they write up, the longer the aircraft is out of service for maintenance and/or paperwork.
AA pilots are simply doing their job and A.net is up in arms.
|Quoting MQTmxguy (Reply 42):|
As the AA pilots have demonstrated, all you have to do to shut down an airline is to follow every rule exactly as it's written, all the time, every time.