(9) General Instructions.
Operators and crews, firstline leaders,
maintenance supervisors, and commanders are equally responsible for keeping
information current and correct on the DA Form 2404. DA Form 2404 is the
central record for managing and controlling maintenance.
(10) Disposition. The DA Form 2404 that lists the faults found during
an operator's or crew's PMCS goes to the maintenance supervisor for action.
The DA Form 2404 that is used for PMCS on an item of equipment is kept in
the Equipment Record Folder or in a protective cover until it is completed,
closed out, or no longer needed. Maintenance section leaders review the DA
Form 2404 prior to destroying it to ensure that all actions have been
Faults that support maintenance fixes must go on the DA Form
Faults that you defer go on DA Form 2408-14
(Uncorrected Fault Record). Status symbol-X faults CANNOT go on the DA Form
Faults that CANNOT be fixed until a part comes in go on the DA
(11) Destruction. You may destroy the DA Form 2404 used for periodic
service after you move all uncorrected faults to a DA Form 2408-14 or DA
Form 2407. You also must record the service on DD Form 314.
(a) Not-Mission Capable Deficiency. When the DA Form 2404 carries
an NMC deficiency, keep the form until the deficiency has been fixed and
equipment becomes fully mission capable (FMC).
This includes the DA Form
2404 on equipment sent to support maintenance on a DA Form 2407. Keep the
form or a local signal in the Equipment Record Folder so the equipment is
not dispatched. The NMC time is recorded on DD Form 314.
(b) Periodic Service. Keep the DA Form 2404 that shows a periodic
314. Destroy the form when the next periodic service is completed. Enter
any still-open faults at that time on the new DA Form 2404 unless you use a
separate DA Form 2408-14. This situation usually applies to the form used
for services on more than one item.
If the form lists no faults from
previous service, use the same form to show the results of the following
(c) Technical Inspections.
Keep DA forms used for technical
inspections with the item until all maintenance is performed or the item is
disposed of. A copy of the technical inspection goes with an item evacuated
to supporting maintenance units or depots for repair or overhaul.