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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz.artcc|
|Altitude||msl single value : 35000|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757-200|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||non adherence : company policies|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
We were recalled by dispatch approximately 1 hour into our flight for WX forecast. During our return we discussed overweight landing procedures; coordination holding at intersection/10000 ft with center; and configured to maximum drag in order to burn down to maximum landing weight. We reviewed flight manual and informed dispatch of our intentions. After several mins; we received an ACARS message assuring us that an overweight landing was perfectly legal in this instance. To my recollection; ACARS paragraph 2 was cited as authority/authorized to land overweight with the captain's emergency authority/authorized. We then declared an emergency and landed; wrote up the incident in the log and flew the same aircraft the following day. The captain retained referenced ACARS message.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B757-200 FLT CREW RETURNED TO DEP ARPT BECAUSE OF DEST WX AND CHOSE TO USE EMER AUTH TO LAND OVERWT.
Narrative: WE WERE RECALLED BY DISPATCH APPROX 1 HR INTO OUR FLT FOR WX FORECAST. DURING OUR RETURN WE DISCUSSED OVERWT LNDG PROCS; COORD HOLDING AT INTXN/10000 FT WITH CTR; AND CONFIGURED TO MAX DRAG IN ORDER TO BURN DOWN TO MAX LNDG WT. WE REVIEWED FLT MANUAL AND INFORMED DISPATCH OF OUR INTENTIONS. AFTER SEVERAL MINS; WE RECEIVED AN ACARS MESSAGE ASSURING US THAT AN OVERWT LNDG WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL IN THIS INSTANCE. TO MY RECOLLECTION; ACARS PARAGRAPH 2 WAS CITED AS AUTH TO LAND OVERWT WITH THE CAPT'S EMER AUTH. WE THEN DECLARED AN EMER AND LANDED; WROTE UP THE INCIDENT IN THE LOG AND FLEW THE SAME ACFT THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE CAPT RETAINED REFERENCED ACARS MESSAGE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.