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.
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|Title Annotation:||aircraft ejection seating|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jun 22, 2006|
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