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|Local Time Of Day
|0601 To 1200
|airport : zzz.airport
|common carrier : air carrier
|Make Model Name
|MD-80 Series (DC-9-80) Undifferentiated or Other Model
|Operating Under FAR Part
|climbout : intermediate altitude
|company : air carrier
|flight crew : captain
oversight : pic
|aircraft equipment problem : critical
|aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : tail compartment hot light
|flight crew : declared emergency
Passing through 10000 ft got a tail compartment hot light. Did the QRH items and light went out. 3 mins later light came back on and declared an emergency and returned to ZZZ. Landed overweight by 2700 pounds. Landing was normal and smooth. Returned to gate for maintenance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD80 FLT CREW RECEIVED A TAIL COMPARTMENT HOT LIGHT; DECLARED AN EMERGENCY; AND RETURNED TO THEIR DEPT ARPT.
Narrative: PASSING THROUGH 10000 FT GOT A TAIL COMPARTMENT HOT LIGHT. DID THE QRH ITEMS AND LIGHT WENT OUT. 3 MINS LATER LIGHT CAME BACK ON AND DECLARED AN EMER AND RETURNED TO ZZZ. LANDED OVERWT BY 2700 LBS. LNDG WAS NORMAL AND SMOOTH. RETURNED TO GATE FOR MAINT.
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.