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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 37000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : left qty indicator|
other flight crewa
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : declared emergency
flight crew : diverted to another airport
We received a left hydraulic quantity status indication along with an illumination quantity light on the overhead panel. We checked the left system quantity and saw .48 RF with normal system pressure. We ran the appropriate checklist and turned the left system pumps off. We called sfo commercial radio to obtain a clearance back to ZZZ. I then initiated a left turn to the north and broadcast our intentions. Approaching 25 NM offset, I began a descent to FL365. At about the time we leveled off we received clearance direct to intersection X direct ZZZ at FL370. We climbed back to FL370 and proceeded direct intersection X and again broadcasted our intentions. We reproceeded to intersection X and requested to have the crash fire rescue equipment equipment to stand by. We configured early to account for the 1/2 rate trim and made a normal approach and landing to runway 8L. We cleared the runway and proceeded to gate. I asked the crash fire rescue equipment to make a visual inspection for leaks while we taxied in and they reported none. We secured the aircraft and turned it over to ZZZ maintenance. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated the loss of the left hydraulic pressure and quantity was a leak located at or near the upper rudder power unit. The reporter said the exact failed component is unknown. The reporter stated an emergency was declared.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B767-300 IN CRUISE AT FL370 DECLARED AN EMER AND DIVERTED DUE TO L HYD SYS LOSS OF PRESSURE AND QUANTITY.
Narrative: WE RECEIVED A L HYD QUANTITY STATUS INDICATION ALONG WITH AN ILLUMINATION QUANTITY LIGHT ON THE OVERHEAD PANEL. WE CHKED THE L SYS QUANTITY AND SAW .48 RF WITH NORMAL SYS PRESSURE. WE RAN THE APPROPRIATE CHKLIST AND TURNED THE L SYS PUMPS OFF. WE CALLED SFO COMMERCIAL RADIO TO OBTAIN A CLRNC BACK TO ZZZ. I THEN INITIATED A L TURN TO THE N AND BROADCAST OUR INTENTIONS. APCHING 25 NM OFFSET, I BEGAN A DSCNT TO FL365. AT ABOUT THE TIME WE LEVELED OFF WE RECEIVED CLRNC DIRECT TO INTXN X DIRECT ZZZ AT FL370. WE CLBED BACK TO FL370 AND PROCEEDED DIRECT INTXN X AND AGAIN BROADCASTED OUR INTENTIONS. WE REPROCEEDED TO INTXN X AND REQUESTED TO HAVE THE CFR EQUIP TO STAND BY. WE CONFIGURED EARLY TO ACCOUNT FOR THE 1/2 RATE TRIM AND MADE A NORMAL APCH AND LNDG TO RWY 8L. WE CLRED THE RWY AND PROCEEDED TO GATE. I ASKED THE CFR TO MAKE A VISUAL INSPECTION FOR LEAKS WHILE WE TAXIED IN AND THEY RPTED NONE. WE SECURED THE ACFT AND TURNED IT OVER TO ZZZ MAINT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED THE LOSS OF THE L HYD PRESSURE AND QUANTITY WAS A LEAK LOCATED AT OR NEAR THE UPPER RUDDER PWR UNIT. THE RPTR SAID THE EXACT FAILED COMPONENT IS UNKNOWN. THE RPTR STATED AN EMER WAS DECLARED.
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.