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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 8000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : ecam|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
On approach; leading edge slats would not extend. Got slats fault ECAM. Recycled 5 times. Recycling did not fix the fault. Circled above the airport while we did the ECAM and QRH. Declared emergency with ATC and requested ILS to longest runway. Called maintenance on the radio. Notified flight attendants of problem and said we were doing a precautionary landing. Landed and taxied into the gate safely and uneventfully.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A320 SLATS FAILED TO EXTEND ON APCH. ADDITIONAL ATTEMPTS TO EXTEND WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FLT CREW DECLARED AN EMER AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT.
Narrative: ON APCH; LEADING EDGE SLATS WOULD NOT EXTEND. GOT SLATS FAULT ECAM. RECYCLED 5 TIMES. RECYCLING DID NOT FIX THE FAULT. CIRCLED ABOVE THE ARPT WHILE WE DID THE ECAM AND QRH. DECLARED EMER WITH ATC AND REQUESTED ILS TO LONGEST RWY. CALLED MAINT ON THE RADIO. NOTIFIED FLT ATTENDANTS OF PROB AND SAID WE WERE DOING A PRECAUTIONARY LNDG. LANDED AND TAXIED INTO THE GATE SAFELY AND UNEVENTFULLY.
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.