|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Make Model Name||MD-11|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Hydraulic Main System|
|Function||Other / Unknown|
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 80|
Flight Crew Total 9000
Flight Crew Type 1200
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
Flight crew received message hydraulic 3 elev off. Noticed that hydraulic fluid was decreasing. Ran checklist and called [maintenance] and [operations] via sat phone. Fluid decreased to the point of having only .1 gallon left in the hydraulic 3 system upon landing. Hydraulic 3 fail message came on at 1.0 gallons. Decision was made to declare an emergency on landing due to some lost system components. Landing was uneventful.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MD-11 flight crew reported declaring an emergency after loss of #3 hydraulic system. They continued to destination for a normal landing.
Narrative: Flight crew received message HYD 3 ELEV OFF. Noticed that hydraulic fluid was decreasing. Ran checklist and called [Maintenance] and [Operations] via Sat phone. Fluid decreased to the point of having only .1 gallon left in the HYD 3 system upon landing. HYD 3 fail message came on at 1.0 gallons. Decision was made to declare an emergency on landing due to some lost system components. Landing was uneventful.
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.