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FAA finds `no safety issues` with Alaska Airlines` MD-80 jackscrews
14 January 2006

Alaska Airlines inspectors in Seattle found 15 incidents of dry jackscrews on MD-80 series jets since March 2003, according to an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration. But the FAA, in a summary report made public by the airline, said a dry jackscrew does not necessarily indicate that it is unsafe or has not been properly lubricated. The assessment done by the FAA did not find any improperly or inadequately lubricated jackscrews. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)