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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : lax.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 100|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lax.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
climbout : initial
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : ecam warning|
other flight crewa
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Flight to pdx. After takeoff from lax and at gear retraction got an ECAM for hot brake. Temperature was at 300 degrees C and climbing. Extended gear and left it down while climbing out of lax. The #3 brake temperature was fluctuating between 150 to 350 degrees C. Left the gear extended (about 4 mins) until the temperature was stable with other brake temperature indications of around 140 degrees C. Retracted gear and continued climb. Captain and myself felt it was a faulty sensor, but decided to call maintenance and talk to them. We were advised to make an engineering note in the book. En route we talked it over and decided to contact dispatch and have them advise pdx that we were requesting runway 28L (longest available) and that we were requesting the trucks for the uncertainty of the #3 brake/tire for possible fuse plug melt in the event of a brake fire. Advised flight attendants of the status of the aircraft and that a cabin advisory was being issued. Got information for sa's that could help in the event things got interesting after touchdown. After landing stopped on the runway to have crash fire rescue equipment check out the status of the tires and wheels. The all clear was given from the crash fire rescue equipment. The taxi to the gate was uneventful. Captain did an excellent job, as did the flight attendants.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A319 FLT CREW HAS HOT BRAKE WARNING DURING GEAR RETRACTION AFTER DEP LAX.
Narrative: FLT TO PDX. AFTER TKOF FROM LAX AND AT GEAR RETRACTION GOT AN ECAM FOR HOT BRAKE. TEMP WAS AT 300 DEGS C AND CLBING. EXTENDED GEAR AND LEFT IT DOWN WHILE CLBING OUT OF LAX. THE #3 BRAKE TEMP WAS FLUCTUATING BTWN 150 TO 350 DEGS C. LEFT THE GEAR EXTENDED (ABOUT 4 MINS) UNTIL THE TEMP WAS STABLE WITH OTHER BRAKE TEMP INDICATIONS OF AROUND 140 DEGS C. RETRACTED GEAR AND CONTINUED CLB. CAPT AND MYSELF FELT IT WAS A FAULTY SENSOR, BUT DECIDED TO CALL MAINT AND TALK TO THEM. WE WERE ADVISED TO MAKE AN ENGINEERING NOTE IN THE BOOK. ENRTE WE TALKED IT OVER AND DECIDED TO CONTACT DISPATCH AND HAVE THEM ADVISE PDX THAT WE WERE REQUESTING RWY 28L (LONGEST AVAILABLE) AND THAT WE WERE REQUESTING THE TRUCKS FOR THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE #3 BRAKE/TIRE FOR POSSIBLE FUSE PLUG MELT IN THE EVENT OF A BRAKE FIRE. ADVISED FLT ATTENDANTS OF THE STATUS OF THE ACFT AND THAT A CABIN ADVISORY WAS BEING ISSUED. GOT INFO FOR SA'S THAT COULD HELP IN THE EVENT THINGS GOT INTERESTING AFTER TOUCHDOWN. AFTER LNDG STOPPED ON THE RWY TO HAVE CFR CHK OUT THE STATUS OF THE TIRES AND WHEELS. THE ALL CLR WAS GIVEN FROM THE CFR. THE TAXI TO THE GATE WAS UNEVENTFUL. CAPT DID AN EXCELLENT JOB, AS DID THE FLT ATTENDANTS.
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.