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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
cabin event other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
Undetermined; possible hydraulic leak. Aircraft had repulsive odor which previous crew said was present throughout previous flight. Wrote problem up. Maintenance could not find any problems; however; they said they thought the smell was of a hydraulic fluid similarity. Maintenance wanted to dispatch aircraft; however; captain and first officer decided that the odor posed a health risk and refused to fly aircraft. Sickening odor in aircraft. Flight canceled. Maintenance should not be in such a hurry to pass on a problem!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A320 FLT CREW REFUSES TO ACCEPT AN ACFT THAT HAS VERY STRONG ORDER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN THAT MAINTENANCE BELIEVES MAY BE FROM HYDRAULIC FLUID.
Narrative: UNDETERMINED; POSSIBLE HYD LEAK. ACFT HAD REPULSIVE ODOR WHICH PREVIOUS CREW SAID WAS PRESENT THROUGHOUT PREVIOUS FLT. WROTE PROB UP. MAINT COULD NOT FIND ANY PROBS; HOWEVER; THEY SAID THEY THOUGHT THE SMELL WAS OF A HYD FLUID SIMILARITY. MAINT WANTED TO DISPATCH ACFT; HOWEVER; CAPT AND FO DECIDED THAT THE ODOR POSED A HEALTH RISK AND REFUSED TO FLY ACFT. SICKENING ODOR IN ACFT. FLT CANCELED. MAINT SHOULD NOT BE IN SUCH A HURRY TO PASS ON A PROB!
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.