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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz.artcc|
|Altitude||msl single value : 34000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
tower : zzz.tower
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757-200|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 20000
flight time type : 8200
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : eicas|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
At cruise we received the following status message: standby inverter. Approximately 3-5 mins later the purser called to complain of a burning smell. The appropriate checklist was accomplished and the smell was eliminated. I decided to continue to destination after much discussion with the first officer; dispatch and maintenance. All parties were in agreement with what had happened; what we had done and our intent to land at destination. Approach; landing and taxi-in were uneventful.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757-200 FLT CREW RECEIVES EICAS STBY INVERTER MSG AND CABIN CREW REPORTS BURNING SMELL IN CABIN. PERFORM QRH AND CONTINUE TO DESTINATION.
Narrative: AT CRUISE WE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING STATUS MESSAGE: STANDBY INVERTER. APPROX 3-5 MINS LATER THE PURSER CALLED TO COMPLAIN OF A BURNING SMELL. THE APPROPRIATE CHKLIST WAS ACCOMPLISHED AND THE SMELL WAS ELIMINATED. I DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO DEST AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION WITH THE FO; DISPATCH AND MAINT. ALL PARTIES WERE IN AGREEMENT WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED; WHAT WE HAD DONE AND OUR INTENT TO LAND AT DEST. APCH; LNDG AND TAXI-IN WERE UNEVENTFUL.
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.