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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 39000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Fairchild Swearingen Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 15710
flight time type : 85
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : flap/slat fail msg|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
flight crew : declared emergency
While passing through FL380 the flap/slat annunciator illuminated. I was flying the aircraft and asked center if we could leveloff at FL390 and that we were indicating a flap slat problem. He immediately approved; we leveled off and proceeded with the emergency checklist procedures. The checklist procedures isolated the problem to a failed flap system. We proceeded to our destination but descended to FL260 to burn down our fuel prior to our arrival. Upon arrival with approach control we requested extended vectors to configure the aircraft and complete all checklists. The flaps did not work when selected so we declared the emergency. Without the flaps our approach additives were 23 KTS to our approach speeds. We notified our passenger. I flew an ILS approach to the longest runway and made an uneventful landing. We had the fire rescue follow us to shut down in case of a brake overheat. After engine shutdown we notified our maintenance personnel of the situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLAP/SLAT ANNUNCIATOR; CLIMBING THROUGH FL380; RESULTS IN EMERGENCY LANDING AT DESTINATION FOR FAIRCHILD METRO FLT CREW.
Narrative: WHILE PASSING THROUGH FL380 THE FLAP/SLAT ANNUNCIATOR ILLUMINATED. I WAS FLYING THE ACFT AND ASKED CTR IF WE COULD LEVELOFF AT FL390 AND THAT WE WERE INDICATING A FLAP SLAT PROB. HE IMMEDIATELY APPROVED; WE LEVELED OFF AND PROCEEDED WITH THE EMER CHKLIST PROCS. THE CHKLIST PROCS ISOLATED THE PROB TO A FAILED FLAP SYS. WE PROCEEDED TO OUR DEST BUT DSNDED TO FL260 TO BURN DOWN OUR FUEL PRIOR TO OUR ARR. UPON ARR WITH APCH CTL WE REQUESTED EXTENDED VECTORS TO CONFIGURE THE ACFT AND COMPLETE ALL CHKLISTS. THE FLAPS DID NOT WORK WHEN SELECTED SO WE DECLARED THE EMER. WITHOUT THE FLAPS OUR APCH ADDITIVES WERE 23 KTS TO OUR APCH SPDS. WE NOTIFIED OUR PAX. I FLEW AN ILS APCH TO THE LONGEST RWY AND MADE AN UNEVENTFUL LNDG. WE HAD THE FIRE RESCUE FOLLOW US TO SHUT DOWN IN CASE OF A BRAKE OVERHEAT. AFTER ENG SHUTDOWN WE NOTIFIED OUR MAINT PERSONNEL OF THE SIT.
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.