|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 25500|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||DC-8 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : vacating altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 13000
flight time type : 35
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : oil pressure light|
other flight crewa
While in steady state climb to cruising altitude of FL360; as we passed through FL255 the 'oil pressure light' for #1 engine illuminated on front panel. Checked engineer's panel and found oil quantity for that engine at 0 and pressure at 12 psi. All other indications for that engine were nominal and it was still making normal power. Worked checklist for 'low oil quantity' which then led to 'in-flight engine shutdown' checklist. Continued climb to FL320 during this time and used it as final cruise altitude. Determined we were approximately 45 mins from a landing at destination. WX was clear all along route and at destination with 5 KT winds out of north. Talked with crew and all agreed that continuing was as safe as any; ACARS to dispatcher that we would like to continue; he agreed. Requested longest runway; made uneventful 3 engine landing. Postflt inspection revealed tailpipe of #1 engine soaked with oil.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DC8 FLT CREW REPORTS LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE ON NUMBER 1 ENGINE DURING CLIMB. ENGINE IS SHUT DOWN AND FLIGHT CONTINUES TO DESTINATION ON THREE ENGINES.
Narrative: WHILE IN STEADY STATE CLB TO CRUISING ALT OF FL360; AS WE PASSED THROUGH FL255 THE 'OIL PRESSURE LIGHT' FOR #1 ENG ILLUMINATED ON FRONT PANEL. CHKED ENGINEER'S PANEL AND FOUND OIL QUANTITY FOR THAT ENG AT 0 AND PRESSURE AT 12 PSI. ALL OTHER INDICATIONS FOR THAT ENG WERE NOMINAL AND IT WAS STILL MAKING NORMAL PWR. WORKED CHKLIST FOR 'LOW OIL QUANTITY' WHICH THEN LED TO 'INFLT ENG SHUTDOWN' CHKLIST. CONTINUED CLB TO FL320 DURING THIS TIME AND USED IT AS FINAL CRUISE ALT. DETERMINED WE WERE APPROX 45 MINS FROM A LNDG AT DEST. WX WAS CLR ALL ALONG RTE AND AT DEST WITH 5 KT WINDS OUT OF N. TALKED WITH CREW AND ALL AGREED THAT CONTINUING WAS AS SAFE AS ANY; ACARS TO DISPATCHER THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE; HE AGREED. REQUESTED LONGEST RWY; MADE UNEVENTFUL 3 ENG LNDG. POSTFLT INSPECTION REVEALED TAILPIPE OF #1 ENG SOAKED WITH OIL.
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.