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Comment 3 by mtgilbert :

Prayer cards? I guess they don't have all that much confidence in their maintenance crews or pilots....

With good cause apparently. That link dan conquer gives goes to

The subsequent investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board determined that inadequate maintenance led to excessive wear and catastrophic failure of a critical flight control system during flight. The probable cause was stated to be "a loss of airplane pitch control resulting from the in-flight failure of the horizontal stabilizer trim system jackscrew assembly's acme nut threads. The thread failure was caused by excessive wear resulting from Alaska Airlines's insufficient lubrication of the jackscrew assembly."[1]

Michael

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 02:28:20 UTC | #911592