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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ord.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 8000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time type : 644|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : company policies
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Incident is a flap overspd on approach to runway 14R at ord. On descent from 8000 ft to 7000 ft, we were slowing from 210 KTS to 170 KTS per ATC. We were configured at flaps 1 degree and moved flaps to 2 degrees at 205 KTS. Received flap ECAM message and aural warning for approximately 3 seconds. For flaps 2 degrees, airspeed limit by airbus is 200 KTS and air carrier limit is 190 KTS. We wrote up the overspd and maintenance performed an inspection. We do not know the outcome of that inspection. This incident occurred during the second leg on a day that had a show time very early in the morning. Fatigue may have been a factor.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN A320 CAPT RPTED A FLAP OVERSPD WHILE ON APCH TO ORD.
Narrative: INCIDENT IS A FLAP OVERSPD ON APCH TO RWY 14R AT ORD. ON DSCNT FROM 8000 FT TO 7000 FT, WE WERE SLOWING FROM 210 KTS TO 170 KTS PER ATC. WE WERE CONFIGURED AT FLAPS 1 DEG AND MOVED FLAPS TO 2 DEGS AT 205 KTS. RECEIVED FLAP ECAM MESSAGE AND AURAL WARNING FOR APPROX 3 SECONDS. FOR FLAPS 2 DEGS, AIRSPD LIMIT BY AIRBUS IS 200 KTS AND ACR LIMIT IS 190 KTS. WE WROTE UP THE OVERSPD AND MAINT PERFORMED AN INSPECTION. WE DO NOT KNOW THE OUTCOME OF THAT INSPECTION. THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND LEG ON A DAY THAT HAD A SHOW TIME VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING. FATIGUE MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 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.