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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 18000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Series (DC-9-80) Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
climbout : initial
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : company policies
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : warning light|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : diverted to another airport|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
flight crew : declared emergency
Climbing through FL180; the left engine oil strainer clogging light came on. We reduced thrust slowly all the way to idle trying to get the light to go out per the QRH procedure. Since it would not go out; we complied with the QRH and shut down the left engine. Also told ATC and declared an emergency asking to go to ZZZ and land. At time of shutdown; the left engine oil temperature was 130 degrees C. We coordination with the flight attendants and I talked to the passenger. We notified dispatch. Landed uneventfully at ZZZ in gusty winds and had the crash fire rescue equipment folks check the engine over before we taxied to the gate. Time airborne with single engine was 30 mins. Thanks to the first officer for his well done assistance and help as well as the flight attendants and ATC. We were given another aircraft and continued on to destination arriving about 2 hours late. Landing weight at ZZZ was 118000 pounds.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: OIL STRAINER CLOGGING LIGHT ILLUMINATED FOR THE LEFT ENG OF AN MD80. FLT CREW DECLARED AN EMER AND DIVERTED.
Narrative: CLBING THROUGH FL180; THE L ENG OIL STRAINER CLOGGING LIGHT CAME ON. WE REDUCED THRUST SLOWLY ALL THE WAY TO IDLE TRYING TO GET THE LIGHT TO GO OUT PER THE QRH PROC. SINCE IT WOULD NOT GO OUT; WE COMPLIED WITH THE QRH AND SHUT DOWN THE L ENG. ALSO TOLD ATC AND DECLARED AN EMER ASKING TO GO TO ZZZ AND LAND. AT TIME OF SHUTDOWN; THE L ENG OIL TEMP WAS 130 DEGS C. WE COORD WITH THE FLT ATTENDANTS AND I TALKED TO THE PAX. WE NOTIFIED DISPATCH. LANDED UNEVENTFULLY AT ZZZ IN GUSTY WINDS AND HAD THE CFR FOLKS CHK THE ENG OVER BEFORE WE TAXIED TO THE GATE. TIME AIRBORNE WITH SINGLE ENG WAS 30 MINS. THANKS TO THE FO FOR HIS WELL DONE ASSISTANCE AND HELP AS WELL AS THE FLT ATTENDANTS AND ATC. WE WERE GIVEN ANOTHER ACFT AND CONTINUED ON TO DEST ARRIVING ABOUT 2 HRS LATE. LNDG WT AT ZZZ WAS 118000 LBS.
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.