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|airport : zzz.airport
|msl single value : 17000
|artcc : zzz.artcc
|common carrier : air carrier
|Make Model Name
|Operating Under FAR Part
|climbout : intermediate altitude
|company : air carrier
|flight crew : captain
oversight : pic
|pilot : atp
|company : air carrier
|flight crew : first officer
|pilot : atp
|aircraft equipment problem : critical
|other flight crewa
|flight crew : declared emergency
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
On climb out through 17000 ft heard a loud bang accompanying the sense that we had just hit or ingested something on the right side of aircraft. No cockpit warnings or alerts prior to event. Noticed that engine #2 egt was now +700 degree climbing (no fire indications). I (captain) was PF; I leveled off aircraft with autoplt #1 and took radios. Declared emergency; first officer accomplished ECAM action which involved shutting down #2. After master switch was selected off no decrease in temperature. Released fire handle. No fire indication on panel. Countdown commenced for bottle after completion; still no indication on panel; received call from back that we were still on fire. Fired first bottle as precaution. Contacted crew; there was no more fire. Explained we lost right engine would be returning to ZZZ in 6-10 mins. Contacted company after completing ECAM. Began a descending left turn back to ZZZ; was cleared for ILS/visual approach. Was still a little high for straight in; did 1 left turn to reduce altitude. Performed a flaps 3 degrees overweight landing. Weight at touchdown was approximately 150. Approach speed was 152 KTS. 'Vs' at touchdown was zero; very smooth. Pulled off runway. Made announcement that equipment would be around aircraft. Was inspected; no fire present or damage necessitating evacuate/evacuation. Proceeded to gate with equipment following. Normal shutdown of engine #1 at gate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN A320 FLT CREW EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE ON CLIMBOUT. THEY DECLARED AN EMER AND RETURNED TO DEPT ARPT.
Narrative: ON CLBOUT THROUGH 17000 FT HEARD A LOUD BANG ACCOMPANYING THE SENSE THAT WE HAD JUST HIT OR INGESTED SOMETHING ON THE R SIDE OF ACFT. NO COCKPIT WARNINGS OR ALERTS PRIOR TO EVENT. NOTICED THAT ENG #2 EGT WAS NOW +700 DEG CLBING (NO FIRE INDICATIONS). I (CAPT) WAS PF; I LEVELED OFF ACFT WITH AUTOPLT #1 AND TOOK RADIOS. DECLARED EMER; FO ACCOMPLISHED ECAM ACTION WHICH INVOLVED SHUTTING DOWN #2. AFTER MASTER SWITCH WAS SELECTED OFF NO DECREASE IN TEMP. RELEASED FIRE HANDLE. NO FIRE INDICATION ON PANEL. COUNTDOWN COMMENCED FOR BOTTLE AFTER COMPLETION; STILL NO INDICATION ON PANEL; RECEIVED CALL FROM BACK THAT WE WERE STILL ON FIRE. FIRED FIRST BOTTLE AS PRECAUTION. CONTACTED CREW; THERE WAS NO MORE FIRE. EXPLAINED WE LOST R ENG WOULD BE RETURNING TO ZZZ IN 6-10 MINS. CONTACTED COMPANY AFTER COMPLETING ECAM. BEGAN A DSNDING L TURN BACK TO ZZZ; WAS CLRED FOR ILS/VISUAL APCH. WAS STILL A LITTLE HIGH FOR STRAIGHT IN; DID 1 L TURN TO REDUCE ALT. PERFORMED A FLAPS 3 DEGS OVERWT LNDG. WT AT TOUCHDOWN WAS APPROX 150. APCH SPD WAS 152 KTS. 'VS' AT TOUCHDOWN WAS ZERO; VERY SMOOTH. PULLED OFF RWY. MADE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EQUIP WOULD BE AROUND ACFT. WAS INSPECTED; NO FIRE PRESENT OR DAMAGE NECESSITATING EVAC. PROCEEDED TO GATE WITH EQUIP FOLLOWING. NORMAL SHUTDOWN OF ENG #1 AT GATE.
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.