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FAA Seeks Fine Against Pinnacle Over Missing Part

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The FAA is proposing a $275,000 civil penalty against Pinnacle Airlines of Memphis for allegedly operating a Bombardier CRJ900 on 11 flights without all required parts fitted. According to the FAA, Pinnacle mechanics failed to replace a part required in the approved aircraft maintenance manual when they replaced the aircraft’s right engine. A source close to the Pinnacle flight crew told AIN on condition of anonymity that the missing part was the second engine mount used to hold the powerplant… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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WALLACE24
WALLACE24 5
If the story is true, a missing engine mount is no little thing.
btweston
btweston -2
...Why wouldn't it be true?
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 5
Because stories get stuff wrong all the time. Must be significant to get that type of fine.
preacher1
preacher1 1
There is a good possibility here of that. One of our contributors here works for them in MEM, and while this was before his time there, he cannot see how it would fly, let alone make 11 flights, without that mount
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
lots and lots of duct tape
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
I don't know how many there are but it is a pretty serious piece of structure to leave off.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Man told me there were only 2 per engine
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
I honestly don't see how the engine was level and didn't vibrate like heck if this is true.
preacher1
preacher1 2
We really couldn't figure it out either. That's why we wonder if thee isn't some more to this story
sulkowski
Mike Sulkowski 3
Spare parts is a sign of a job well done.
genethemarine
Gene spanos 2
Take the bus.....
atlantic69
Edward S. Peniston 2
Like most mechanics the engine starts and there are parts left off maybe they need retraining or leave the sauce alone when they leave work.

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joelwiley
joel wiley 1
And a bonus for maintaining parts inventory.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
As long as it doesn't have "air" in front of it
preacher1
preacher1 3
Talk about hi speed stuff. This dates back to 2010, 2 1/2 years. There is a gentleman among us now that will probably have an opinion here, if he was around at that time.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
"Boyd Butler : Repost"......i got this one Boyd
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 2
sandylns
Brian Lager 1
This is the third fine in the last couple of years. I think they were fined $625,000 for having the flt crew do maintenance on a door instead of ground crews. $415,000 for not adequately monitoring a crack on another CRJ. No wonder they are in bancrupcy protection. Another subsidiary, Colgan, faced a 1.9 million dollar fine. No wonder they shut it down last October.
Great way to keep the FAA running. At this rate they will be a profit making enterprise for the government. (the only one)LOL
ToddBaldwin3
Todd Baldwin 1
mfbutzin
mfbutzin 1
Hey it took off and landed 11 times, must not be that important? Two out of three ain't bad huh?
gsbmwhp
LIAM Mc Donagh 1
As it states,MISSING PART.Whats the point in parts esp,if they are missing and 11 flights ?? $275,000 I think says to me that the second engine must be important!!!!!!
preacher1
preacher1 1
Don't know how they can be too profit making when moving at the usual speed of government. This is from back in October of 2010, 2 1/2 years ago, and to boot, with Pinnacle in BR, all they can do is file notice of the claim and in or out of BR, once it ever gets argued,they will collect less than half that, if any. You mentioned the earlier fines. WHAT, out of those, did they wind up colleting.
alkhafaji
Mj Alkhafaji 0
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FAA Seeks Fine Against Pinnacle Over Missing Part

The FAA is proposing a $275,000 civil penalty against Pinnacle Airlines of Memphis for allegedly operating a Bombardier CRJ900 on 11 flights without all required parts fitted. According to the FAA, Pinnacle mechanics failed to replace a part required in the approved aircraft maintenance manual when they replaced the aircraft’s right engine. A source close to the Pinnacle flight crew told AIN on condition of anonymity that the missing part was the second engine mount used to hold the powerplant in place.

http://skylifeofficial.com/reality/2013/01/21/faa-seeks-fine-against-pinnacle-over-missing-part/