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|Local Time Of Day||1801-2400|
|Make Model Name||B767-300 and 300 ER|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Cooling Fan|
any cooling fan
Pilot Not Flying
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 200|
Flight Crew Total 20000
Flight Crew Type 7000
|Qualification||Flight Crew Air Transport Pilot (ATP)|
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 267|
Flight Crew Total 15000
Flight Crew Type 10800
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
While in cruise; we had an EICAS messsage and instrument light indicating the #1 cargo fire bottle had discharged. Talking with maintenance control and dispatch; we learned we could not be dispatched in this condition for an ETOPS flight. No further procedure was in the flight manual. Returned to departure airport for normal landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B767-300 flight crew experience an EICAS message for FWD EQUIP COOLING; followed shortly by a FWD EQUIP OVERHEAT message. QRH procedures are complied with and the flight continues toward Europe. Prior to leaving domestic airspace; another EICAS message for FIRE BTL 1 is displayed; with the FIRE BTL DSCH light is illuminated. The crew elects to return to the departure airport.
Narrative: While in cruise; we had an EICAS messsage and instrument light indicating the #1 cargo fire bottle had discharged. Talking with Maintenance Control and Dispatch; we learned we could not be dispatched in this condition for an ETOPS flight. No further procedure was in the flight manual. Returned to departure airport for normal landing.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2013 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.