(4) Removal of a major lug or feature.
(5) Permanent distortion of parts.
(6) Cutting a hole with cutting torch or saw.
(8) Sawing in to many small pieces.
d. Examples of methods of mutilation that are not acceptable
because they are not considered effective include:
(1) Stamping (such as stamping
on a part).
(2) Spraying with paint.
(3) Hammer marks.
(4) Identification by tagging or markings.
(6) Sawing in two pieces.
(Be aware that persons who rework
unsalvageable parts and materials are usually highly skilled
technicians and have been known to reunite parts that were cut in two
pieces in such a manner that the union proves difficult to detect.)
Data Plates, Information Tags and Etched Markings.
mutilation process, all data plates, modification tags, and other
information tags must be removed from the component or part. When a
serial number or other information has been etched or stamped directly
on the item, it must be removed or obliterated.
Parts for Training, Educational, Research and Developmental.
There may be times when a commander may wish to release a part or
materiel which would ordinarily be a candidate for mutilation, but
such action would interfere with the part or materiel's legitimate,
non-flight use. When making agreements or contracts to transfer parts
to training, educational, research and development, and non-aviation
concerning disposition and disposal of such parts.
be taken when releasing materials for training, education, research
and development use. Individuals should consider such actions as: