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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : zzz.vor|
|Altitude||msl single value : 28000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 12000
flight time type : 600
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 850
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : ecam|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
After an uneventful preflight; taxi; takeoff; and initial climb; we received an 'engine 2 compressor vane' ECAM while climbing out of about FL280. I was the PF. The captain performed the ECAM and I handled the flying duties and the ATC communications. Following the ECAM; the captain went to the FM and stated the initial action of 'land at the nearest suitable airport.' although the ECAM did not say this; we were aware of the anomaly. We agreed that ZZZ was the nearest suitable airport due to our position and altitude; and I declared an emergency and was cleared directly to XXX. When the airplane leveled at FL320; the power retarded and the expected engine 2 compressor stall ensued. The captain then shut down the engine and we began descent toward ZZZ. After conferring with dispatch; maintenance; the flight attendants were briefed to complete a cabin advisory and were briefed on the situation. During the return to ZZZ; we completed the appropriate checklists; obtained landing data; reviewed the overweight landing checklist and performed an uneventful single-engine landing on runway 36L. The emergency personnel at ZZZ inspected the right engine after we cleared the runway; and upon receiving word that there appeared to be no leaks; damage; or fire; we taxied to the gate. The flight attendants and crew all performed well during this event.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A320 RECEIVES ENG 2 COMPRESSOR VANE ECAM DURING INITIAL CLIMB. SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE; DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND RETURN TO DEP ARPT.
Narrative: AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL PREFLT; TAXI; TKOF; AND INITIAL CLB; WE RECEIVED AN 'ENG 2 COMPRESSOR VANE' ECAM WHILE CLBING OUT OF ABOUT FL280. I WAS THE PF. THE CAPT PERFORMED THE ECAM AND I HANDLED THE FLYING DUTIES AND THE ATC COMS. FOLLOWING THE ECAM; THE CAPT WENT TO THE FM AND STATED THE INITIAL ACTION OF 'LAND AT THE NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT.' ALTHOUGH THE ECAM DID NOT SAY THIS; WE WERE AWARE OF THE ANOMALY. WE AGREED THAT ZZZ WAS THE NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT DUE TO OUR POS AND ALT; AND I DECLARED AN EMER AND WAS CLRED DIRECTLY TO XXX. WHEN THE AIRPLANE LEVELED AT FL320; THE PWR RETARDED AND THE EXPECTED ENG 2 COMPRESSOR STALL ENSUED. THE CAPT THEN SHUT DOWN THE ENG AND WE BEGAN DSCNT TOWARD ZZZ. AFTER CONFERRING WITH DISPATCH; MAINT; THE FLT ATTENDANTS WERE BRIEFED TO COMPLETE A CABIN ADVISORY AND WERE BRIEFED ON THE SIT. DURING THE RETURN TO ZZZ; WE COMPLETED THE APPROPRIATE CHKLISTS; OBTAINED LNDG DATA; REVIEWED THE OVERWT LNDG CHKLIST AND PERFORMED AN UNEVENTFUL SINGLE-ENG LNDG ON RWY 36L. THE EMER PERSONNEL AT ZZZ INSPECTED THE R ENG AFTER WE CLRED THE RWY; AND UPON RECEIVING WORD THAT THERE APPEARED TO BE NO LEAKS; DAMAGE; OR FIRE; WE TAXIED TO THE GATE. THE FLT ATTENDANTS AND CREW ALL PERFORMED WELL DURING THIS EVENT.
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.