Below is American Airlines statement. I don’t know about you, but I think the AA statement is very weak ( I don’t buy it.) I have flown so many times on 757′s, and there are so many 757′s in service for so many airlines and this is the FIRST time I am reading about seats coming out of the track. That doesn’t sound like a design defect – that sounds like lousy maintenance. Note that their investigation was ‘internal’– in other words like sending the fox out to guard the chicken coop.
Read below and tell me what YOU think.
Here is American’s statement about the seats issue:
“An initial internal investigation into why a row of seats became loose on an American Airlines Boeing 757 bound from Boston to Miami on Saturday has indicated that there could be a possible issue with a certain model of seats and how they fit into the tracking used to secure the seats. Out of an abundance of caution, American has decided to proactively reinspect eight 757s today that could possibly have this same issue. The seats were installed by American maintenance and contract maintenance. The issue does not seem to be tied to any one maintenance facility or one workgroup.
“This afternoon, the company flew engineers, tech crew chiefs, and inspectors from its Tulsa maintenance base to New York to evaluate the aircraft and determine the next course of action to correct the problem.
“We are in contact with the FAA they are aware of our internal review.”