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After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form,
and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' Pilots (marked with a P. problem ) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S. solution) by maintenance engineers.

>> P: Something loose in cockpit.
>> S: Something tightened in cockpit.

>> P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
>> S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

>> P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
>> S: Evidence removed.
>> P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
>> S: That's what they're for.

>> P: Number 3 engine missing.
>> S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

>> P: Aircraft handles funny.
>> S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

Qantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident.

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