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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : roc.airport|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 8000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : roc.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 18000
flight time type : 2500
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : 3
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
flight crew : landed as precaution
|Problem Areas||Cabin Crew Human Performance|
Maintenance Human Performance
On arrival for first flight of the day, aircraft was cold. During pushback and engine start, we had a right elevator servo fault. Contacted maintenance via cell phone and completed procedure to restore ECAM to normal status. As this was being completed, flight attendant notified us that water was coming out of the aft galley valve and could not be shut off. Since maintenance was still on the phone, we completed attempts to shut off water supply, which we could not do. We had to return to gate to complete MEL procedures regarding the water leak. Water was drained from tank by roc ground personnel. MEL items were then completed and noted in logbook. Next pushback and engine start were normal. Flight departed runway 22 roc. After flap retraction and after takeoff checklist completed, aircraft was noted as having a 'vibration.' while checking door pages to see if we may have had a door problem, lead flight attendant reported a burning smell coming from aft galley that appeared to be electrical. Flight attendants pulled circuit breakers in aft galley. Flight crew returned to roc under visual conditions. On arrival, fire trucks inspected exterior, found no problems. Flight was cleared to holding area. Fire personnel inspected interior of aircraft, found no problem. Flight was then cleared to gate and passenger deplaned. Fire personnel found no evidence of smoke/heat source. FAA personnel arrived, and found ice coming from 'water service' area and freezing on exterior of aircraft. Contract maintenance was contacted to check on possible source of electrical smell, no damage found. After heating aircraft and water lines, re-draining tank, etc, flight was dispatched to phl later with no passenger.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HAVING ATTEMPTED TO RESOLVE AN ELEVATOR SERVO FAULT AND AFT GALLEY WATER DRAIN PROB, A320 FLT DEPARTED ROC AND RETURN LAND DUE TO FLT ATTENDANT RPTED A GALLEY ELECTRICAL FUME SMELL.
Narrative: ON ARR FOR FIRST FLT OF THE DAY, ACFT WAS COLD. DURING PUSHBACK AND ENG START, WE HAD A R ELEVATOR SERVO FAULT. CONTACTED MAINT VIA CELL PHONE AND COMPLETED PROC TO RESTORE ECAM TO NORMAL STATUS. AS THIS WAS BEING COMPLETED, FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED US THAT WATER WAS COMING OUT OF THE AFT GALLEY VALVE AND COULD NOT BE SHUT OFF. SINCE MAINT WAS STILL ON THE PHONE, WE COMPLETED ATTEMPTS TO SHUT OFF WATER SUPPLY, WHICH WE COULD NOT DO. WE HAD TO RETURN TO GATE TO COMPLETE MEL PROCS REGARDING THE WATER LEAK. WATER WAS DRAINED FROM TANK BY ROC GND PERSONNEL. MEL ITEMS WERE THEN COMPLETED AND NOTED IN LOGBOOK. NEXT PUSHBACK AND ENG START WERE NORMAL. FLT DEPARTED RWY 22 ROC. AFTER FLAP RETRACTION AND AFTER TKOF CHKLIST COMPLETED, ACFT WAS NOTED AS HAVING A 'VIBRATION.' WHILE CHKING DOOR PAGES TO SEE IF WE MAY HAVE HAD A DOOR PROB, LEAD FLT ATTENDANT RPTED A BURNING SMELL COMING FROM AFT GALLEY THAT APPEARED TO BE ELECTRICAL. FLT ATTENDANTS PULLED CIRCUIT BREAKERS IN AFT GALLEY. FLT CREW RETURNED TO ROC UNDER VISUAL CONDITIONS. ON ARR, FIRE TRUCKS INSPECTED EXTERIOR, FOUND NO PROBS. FLT WAS CLRED TO HOLDING AREA. FIRE PERSONNEL INSPECTED INTERIOR OF ACFT, FOUND NO PROB. FLT WAS THEN CLRED TO GATE AND PAX DEPLANED. FIRE PERSONNEL FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF SMOKE/HEAT SOURCE. FAA PERSONNEL ARRIVED, AND FOUND ICE COMING FROM 'WATER SVC' AREA AND FREEZING ON EXTERIOR OF ACFT. CONTRACT MAINT WAS CONTACTED TO CHK ON POSSIBLE SOURCE OF ELECTRICAL SMELL, NO DAMAGE FOUND. AFTER HEATING ACFT AND WATER LINES, RE-DRAINING TANK, ETC, FLT WAS DISPATCHED TO PHL LATER WITH NO PAX.
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.