How not to, er, write about faults on a commercial jetliner…

If you’re a little twitchy about flying United at the moment, take a look at this humorous list of maintenance complaints submitted by pilots (P) and solutions suggested by maintenance technicians (T) purportedly recorded by employees of an airline which, er, shall remain nameless.

How not to write airplane faults on HTWB

A very old image of what it may have been like to fly United in the past. Strangely, this may now be appropriate once again, especially on an over-booked flight…

The idea is that after every flight, pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet” which tells technicians about problems with the aircraft. The technicians correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

So what do these pilots and technical crews write about faults?

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