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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 7000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzz.tracon|
tower : bos.tower
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-88|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
On climb out out of ZZZ; we experienced an engine failure of our left engine. We heard a loud bang and the aircraft jerked strongly. We confirmed we had an engine failure by looking at our engine instruments. We leveled off at 7000 ft MSL; performed the initial action items for 'engine failure/shutdown;' declared an emergency with ATC; and got vectors to downwind back to ZZZ. We then ran the expanded checklist from our QRH which led us to follow the 'engine fire or severe damage' checklist; due to the rather violent nature of the failure; as well as the engine instrument readings. We completed the abnormal checklist as well as the normal checklists in preparation for landing. Our flight deck jumpseat rider; a fellow company pilot; helped with coordinating with the flight attendants and passenger. The first officer flew the approach and landing. After landing; the fire department examined our aircraft and saw no evidence of fire or other problems. We taxied to a gate and off-loaded the passenger without further incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD88 FLT CREW EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE ON CLIMB OUT. THEY DECLARED AN EMERGENCY; SECURED THE ENGINE USING THE QRH; AND RETURNED TO THEIR DEP ARPT.
Narrative: ON CLBOUT OUT OF ZZZ; WE EXPERIENCED AN ENG FAILURE OF OUR L ENG. WE HEARD A LOUD BANG AND THE ACFT JERKED STRONGLY. WE CONFIRMED WE HAD AN ENG FAILURE BY LOOKING AT OUR ENG INSTS. WE LEVELED OFF AT 7000 FT MSL; PERFORMED THE INITIAL ACTION ITEMS FOR 'ENG FAILURE/SHUTDOWN;' DECLARED AN EMER WITH ATC; AND GOT VECTORS TO DOWNWIND BACK TO ZZZ. WE THEN RAN THE EXPANDED CHKLIST FROM OUR QRH WHICH LED US TO FOLLOW THE 'ENG FIRE OR SEVERE DAMAGE' CHKLIST; DUE TO THE RATHER VIOLENT NATURE OF THE FAILURE; AS WELL AS THE ENG INST READINGS. WE COMPLETED THE ABNORMAL CHKLIST AS WELL AS THE NORMAL CHKLISTS IN PREPARATION FOR LNDG. OUR FLT DECK JUMPSEAT RIDER; A FELLOW COMPANY PLT; HELPED WITH COORDINATING WITH THE FLT ATTENDANTS AND PAX. THE FO FLEW THE APCH AND LNDG. AFTER LNDG; THE FIRE DEPT EXAMINED OUR ACFT AND SAW NO EVIDENCE OF FIRE OR OTHER PROBS. WE TAXIED TO A GATE AND OFF-LOADED THE PAX WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
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.