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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||SF 340B|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||oversight : flight attendant in charge|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
flight crew : declared emergency
After beverages were served; the captain chimed me and informed me that we were having engine trouble. He said we were going to return to ZZZ and before landing he would have to shut the right engine down. After I hung up; I walked to rear where the passenger were and informed them that we were going to be returning to ZZZ due to a mechanical problem and I would update them when I received more information from the captain. I reassured them so far everything was ok. I went back up front and began to secure the cabin; securing the galley; collecting any trash. About 15 mins later the captain chimed me and stated that this would be a precautionary emergency; for me to prepare the cabin and he would inform the passenger of what was happening. The captain used the PA and I got the emergency briefing from my manual. I calmly read the precautionary briefing and when into the pre-arrival announcement; giving them how much time before landing -- 30 mins; asking the passenger to be sure to remove and put away everything they had been using. I then walked to the back to ensure that each passenger was secured in their seatbelts and they were. I went to my jumpseat and secured myself. The right engine was later shut off and no one panicked. The captain did the cleared for landing chime and I used the PA to give that announcement. I then assumed the flight attendant brace position. As stated before the passenger had been assured that this should be a normal landing. We had a safe landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CABIN ATTENDANT ON SF34 DETAILS PRECAUTIONARY EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS FOLLOWING AN ENGINE SHUTDOWN FOR UNSPECIFIED REASONS.
Narrative: AFTER BEVERAGES WERE SERVED; THE CAPT CHIMED ME AND INFORMED ME THAT WE WERE HAVING ENG TROUBLE. HE SAID WE WERE GOING TO RETURN TO ZZZ AND BEFORE LNDG HE WOULD HAVE TO SHUT THE R ENG DOWN. AFTER I HUNG UP; I WALKED TO REAR WHERE THE PAX WERE AND INFORMED THEM THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE RETURNING TO ZZZ DUE TO A MECHANICAL PROB AND I WOULD UPDATE THEM WHEN I RECEIVED MORE INFO FROM THE CAPT. I REASSURED THEM SO FAR EVERYTHING WAS OK. I WENT BACK UP FRONT AND BEGAN TO SECURE THE CABIN; SECURING THE GALLEY; COLLECTING ANY TRASH. ABOUT 15 MINS LATER THE CAPT CHIMED ME AND STATED THAT THIS WOULD BE A PRECAUTIONARY EMER; FOR ME TO PREPARE THE CABIN AND HE WOULD INFORM THE PAX OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING. THE CAPT USED THE PA AND I GOT THE EMER BRIEFING FROM MY MANUAL. I CALMLY READ THE PRECAUTIONARY BRIEFING AND WHEN INTO THE PRE-ARR ANNOUNCEMENT; GIVING THEM HOW MUCH TIME BEFORE LNDG -- 30 MINS; ASKING THE PAX TO BE SURE TO REMOVE AND PUT AWAY EVERYTHING THEY HAD BEEN USING. I THEN WALKED TO THE BACK TO ENSURE THAT EACH PAX WAS SECURED IN THEIR SEATBELTS AND THEY WERE. I WENT TO MY JUMPSEAT AND SECURED MYSELF. THE R ENG WAS LATER SHUT OFF AND NO ONE PANICKED. THE CAPT DID THE CLRED FOR LNDG CHIME AND I USED THE PA TO GIVE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT. I THEN ASSUMED THE FLT ATTENDANT BRACE POS. AS STATED BEFORE THE PAX HAD BEEN ASSURED THAT THIS SHOULD BE A NORMAL LNDG. WE HAD A SAFE LNDG.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.