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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 32000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzzz.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||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
We were cruising at FL320 with the first officer as the PF. Just prior to the normal descent point the right oil strainer clogging light illuminated. We accomplished the QRH procedure. With all other engine parameters normal; per the QRH procedure; I decided not to shut down the right engine and operated the engine at idle for the remainder of the flight. I elected to continue to ZZZZ since ZZZZ1 and ZZZZ2 were approximately the same distance as our destination; and I was very familiar with ZZZZ; I declared an emergency and briefed the flight attendants. We then accomplished the 1 engine landing procedure and normal checklists. With the right engine at idle the first officer flew the visual approach to runway xx and made a normal landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD80 OIL STRAINER CLOGGING LIGHT ILLUMINATED IN FLT. AS PER THE QRH; THE ENG WAS OPERATED AT LOW THRUST UNTIL LANDING. AN EMER WAS DECLARED.
Narrative: WE WERE CRUISING AT FL320 WITH THE FO AS THE PF. JUST PRIOR TO THE NORMAL DSCNT POINT THE R OIL STRAINER CLOGGING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. WE ACCOMPLISHED THE QRH PROC. WITH ALL OTHER ENG PARAMETERS NORMAL; PER THE QRH PROC; I DECIDED NOT TO SHUT DOWN THE R ENG AND OPERATED THE ENG AT IDLE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT. I ELECTED TO CONTINUE TO ZZZZ SINCE ZZZZ1 AND ZZZZ2 WERE APPROX THE SAME DISTANCE AS OUR DEST; AND I WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH ZZZZ; I DECLARED AN EMER AND BRIEFED THE FLT ATTENDANTS. WE THEN ACCOMPLISHED THE 1 ENG LNDG PROC AND NORMAL CHKLISTS. WITH THE R ENG AT IDLE THE FO FLEW THE VISUAL APCH TO RWY XX AND MADE A NORMAL 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.