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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 19000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzzz.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A300|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
Selected slats 15. Slats did not move. Declared emergency; explained problem and said we need to go some place to hold and work on the problem. Not totally understood by ATC. Repeated mayday three times and told approach we need to go someplace to hold. We were cleared to VOR to hold. Held at VOR at 13000 ft. Heading to the hold; I called for the no slat procedure. Cycled handle. No help. Cycled handle again while clicking heels together saying there's no place like home. Still no help. Determined we had enough runway to land. Touched down in touchdown zone at 168 KTS ground speed. TAS was a tad higher. Requested medium automatic brake. About 120 KTS requested low brakes then took over manually. Only one brake temperature went over 300 and went back under 300 within 1 minute. Crash fire rescue equipment followed us to the gate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN A300 CREW DECLARED AN EMER AND LANDED WHEN THEY WERE UNABLE TO EXTEND THE SLATS.
Narrative: SELECTED SLATS 15. SLATS DID NOT MOVE. DECLARED EMER; EXPLAINED PROB AND SAID WE NEED TO GO SOME PLACE TO HOLD AND WORK ON THE PROBLEM. NOT TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD BY ATC. REPEATED MAYDAY THREE TIMES AND TOLD APCH WE NEED TO GO SOMEPLACE TO HOLD. WE WERE CLRED TO VOR TO HOLD. HELD AT VOR AT 13000 FT. HEADING TO THE HOLD; I CALLED FOR THE NO SLAT PROC. CYCLED HANDLE. NO HELP. CYCLED HANDLE AGAIN WHILE CLICKING HEELS TOGETHER SAYING THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. STILL NO HELP. DETERMINED WE HAD ENOUGH RWY TO LAND. TOUCHED DOWN IN TOUCHDOWN ZONE AT 168 KTS GND SPD. TAS WAS A TAD HIGHER. REQUESTED MEDIUM AUTO BRAKE. ABOUT 120 KTS REQUESTED LOW BRAKES THEN TOOK OVER MANUALLY. ONLY ONE BRAKE TEMP WENT OVER 300 AND WENT BACK UNDER 300 WITHIN 1 MINUTE. CFR FOLLOWED US TO THE GATE.
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.