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|Local Time Of Day
|1201 To 1800
|airport : zzz.airport
|msl single value : 10000
|tracon : zzz.tracon
|common carrier : air carrier
|Make Model Name
|Operating Under FAR Part
|climbout : intermediate altitude
|company : air carrier
|flight crew : captain
oversight : pic
|flight time last 90 days : 150
flight time total : 20000
flight time type : 6000
|aircraft equipment problem : critical
|other flight crewa
|flight crew : declared emergency
flight crew : landed as precaution
Pneumatic problem discovered right after takeoff required a return to ZZZ and an overweight landing was successfully accomplished. Pressurization was ctlable; the flight never exceeded 10000 ft MSL; the oxygen masks were not required and the passenger masks did not deploy. All checklists; including the overweight landing checklists; were completed. Captain's emergency authority/authorized was exercised and an uneventful landing occurred. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated that the pressurization system was functioning normally; but the temperature could not be controlled. The cabin temperature soon went above 100 degrees requiring an immediate return and overweight landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A320 CAPT REPORTS PNEUMATIC PROBLEMS AFFECTING PRESSURIZATION AND RETURNS FOR OVERWEIGHT LANDING.
Narrative: PNEUMATIC PROB DISCOVERED RIGHT AFTER TKOF REQUIRED A RETURN TO ZZZ AND AN OVERWT LNDG WAS SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED. PRESSURIZATION WAS CTLABLE; THE FLT NEVER EXCEEDED 10000 FT MSL; THE OXYGEN MASKS WERE NOT REQUIRED AND THE PAX MASKS DID NOT DEPLOY. ALL CHKLISTS; INCLUDING THE OVERWT LNDG CHKLISTS; WERE COMPLETED. CAPT'S EMER AUTH WAS EXERCISED AND AN UNEVENTFUL LNDG OCCURRED. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE REPORTER STATED THAT THE PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM WAS FUNCTIONING NORMALLY; BUT THE TEMPERATURE COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED. THE CABIN TEMPERATURE SOON WENT ABOVE 100 DEGREES REQUIRING AN IMMEDIATE RETURN AND OVERWEIGHT LANDING.
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.