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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 3000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-81|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
flight crew : declared emergency
Engine failure. I was conducting initial IOE. Shortly after takeoff; during clean-up; after calling flaps 0; we heard and felt a loud bang. We determined that we had a left engine failure. I took control of aircraft; shortly thereafter; first officer declared an emergency with tower. After switching to departure control; we were put on a left downwind. We accomplished engine failure (no severe damage) checklist and associated immediate return checklist. During QRH procedures; flight attendant called and was told to stand by. When time permitted; we called flight attendants and answered questions (what's the problem; how long; etc). I chose not to brace passenger. The first officer made a brief announcement to passenger. We were cleared the visual and made an overweight landing (flaps 28 degrees; med autobrakes). We checked with emergency crew to see if there was any reason not to taxi to gate; there was none. We proceeded to gate and deplaned passenger.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MD81 EXPERIENCED AN ENG FAILURE AFTER TKOF. FLT CREW DECLARED EMER; RETURNED TO DEP ARPT; AND LANDED IN OVERWEIGHT CONDITION.
Narrative: ENG FAILURE. I WAS CONDUCTING INITIAL IOE. SHORTLY AFTER TKOF; DURING CLEAN-UP; AFTER CALLING FLAPS 0; WE HEARD AND FELT A LOUD BANG. WE DETERMINED THAT WE HAD A L ENG FAILURE. I TOOK CTL OF ACFT; SHORTLY THEREAFTER; FO DECLARED AN EMER WITH TWR. AFTER SWITCHING TO DEP CTL; WE WERE PUT ON A L DOWNWIND. WE ACCOMPLISHED ENG FAILURE (NO SEVERE DAMAGE) CHKLIST AND ASSOCIATED IMMEDIATE RETURN CHKLIST. DURING QRH PROCS; FLT ATTENDANT CALLED AND WAS TOLD TO STAND BY. WHEN TIME PERMITTED; WE CALLED FLT ATTENDANTS AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS (WHAT'S THE PROB; HOW LONG; ETC). I CHOSE NOT TO BRACE PAX. THE FO MADE A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT TO PAX. WE WERE CLRED THE VISUAL AND MADE AN OVERWT LNDG (FLAPS 28 DEGS; MED AUTOBRAKES). WE CHKED WITH EMER CREW TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANY REASON NOT TO TAXI TO GATE; THERE WAS NONE. WE PROCEEDED TO GATE AND DEPLANED PAX.
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.