AME1(AW) Diane Laraby VAQ-139.
While preflighting Warcat 503 during a squadron detachment to NAS Fallon, Nev., Petty Officer Laraby discovered the cross-shaft retaining
nut from the ECMO-3 ejection seat was missing. She quickly notified
maintenance control and initiated a FOD inspection. Only after pulling
the seat did she find the nut. The seat then was repaired and
reinstalled in minimum time, allowing the squadron to complete all
scheduled sorties. If this discrepancy had gone undiscovered, it could
have caused catastrophic failure of the seat.