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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 17000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : ecam|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
flight crew : declared emergency
I was captain on flight. During climb out; above 10000 ft MSL; left engine oil quantity dropped to 8 quarts; then to xx. Oil quantity in left engine showed 17.5 quarts at gate prior to departure. Oil temperature began to climb; as did the idg oil temperature. At this point I decided to return to ZZZ. I declared an emergency with center and told the controller we needed to return to ZZZ. Oil temperature peaked at 155 degrees C and idg oil temperature peaked at 160 degrees C. At this time ECAM directed an engine shutdown. ECAM was complied with and all applicable checklists were complied with. Landing distance requirements were checked and we prepared for a single engine landing at ZZZ. The flight attendants were notified that we were single engine and told to prepare for a normal landing and taxi to the gate. I notified the passenger that we would be returning to ZZZ due to an oil problem with the left engine. I advised the passenger also; that emergency equipment would be standing by and follow us down the runway and to the gate. We were offered a visual approach but I told them we wanted the ILS. At this point I took over as the PF. We flew the ILS to runway and landed with conf 3 and medium autobrakes selected. We taxied to the gate. There were no signs of oil leaks. Maintenance drained a couple of quarts of oil from the left engine. Left oil quantity then showed 22 quarts. Maintenance then continued to drain several quarts of oil from the left engine as it became apparent that the left engine had been over-svced. The left engine had been over-svced with oil and the left oil gauge did not indicate this to the crew. Flight crew suggestions: make sure engine oil is not over-svced. Be aware as possible of engine oil quantity.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN A319 ENG OIL AND IDG TEMP EXCEEDED LIMITS. THE ECAM DIRECTED AN ENG SHUTDOWN. AN EMER RETURN WAS COMPLETED. THE ENG OIL WAS OVER SERVICED.
Narrative: I WAS CAPT ON FLT. DURING CLBOUT; ABOVE 10000 FT MSL; L ENG OIL QUANTITY DROPPED TO 8 QUARTS; THEN TO XX. OIL QUANTITY IN L ENG SHOWED 17.5 QUARTS AT GATE PRIOR TO DEP. OIL TEMP BEGAN TO CLB; AS DID THE IDG OIL TEMP. AT THIS POINT I DECIDED TO RETURN TO ZZZ. I DECLARED AN EMER WITH CTR AND TOLD THE CTLR WE NEEDED TO RETURN TO ZZZ. OIL TEMP PEAKED AT 155 DEGS C AND IDG OIL TEMP PEAKED AT 160 DEGS C. AT THIS TIME ECAM DIRECTED AN ENG SHUTDOWN. ECAM WAS COMPLIED WITH AND ALL APPLICABLE CHKLISTS WERE COMPLIED WITH. LNDG DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS WERE CHKED AND WE PREPARED FOR A SINGLE ENG LNDG AT ZZZ. THE FLT ATTENDANTS WERE NOTIFIED THAT WE WERE SINGLE ENG AND TOLD TO PREPARE FOR A NORMAL LNDG AND TAXI TO THE GATE. I NOTIFIED THE PAX THAT WE WOULD BE RETURNING TO ZZZ DUE TO AN OIL PROB WITH THE L ENG. I ADVISED THE PAX ALSO; THAT EMER EQUIP WOULD BE STANDING BY AND FOLLOW US DOWN THE RWY AND TO THE GATE. WE WERE OFFERED A VISUAL APCH BUT I TOLD THEM WE WANTED THE ILS. AT THIS POINT I TOOK OVER AS THE PF. WE FLEW THE ILS TO RWY AND LANDED WITH CONF 3 AND MEDIUM AUTOBRAKES SELECTED. WE TAXIED TO THE GATE. THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF OIL LEAKS. MAINT DRAINED A COUPLE OF QUARTS OF OIL FROM THE L ENG. L OIL QUANTITY THEN SHOWED 22 QUARTS. MAINT THEN CONTINUED TO DRAIN SEVERAL QUARTS OF OIL FROM THE L ENG AS IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE L ENG HAD BEEN OVER-SVCED. THE L ENG HAD BEEN OVER-SVCED WITH OIL AND THE L OIL GAUGE DID NOT INDICATE THIS TO THE CREW. FLT CREW SUGGESTIONS: MAKE SURE ENG OIL IS NOT OVER-SVCED. BE AWARE AS POSSIBLE OF ENG OIL QUANTITY.
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.