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Skymark ignored Boeing`s safety instruction on five planes
28 March 2006

Skymark Airlines operated five Boeing 767s for four months without conducting an equipment check within 90 days as required by Boeing. Skymark needed to check a heater surrounding the model`s water duct within 90 days, but the airline failed to instruct maintenance workers to do the work. The inspection was done in July 2005, four months after the deadline. The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport found the irregularity when it inspected the carrier after it was revealed earlier this month that it had operated a Boeing 767-300 without conducting a required check. (Kyodo, UPI)