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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzz.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
Normal takeoff through clean-up. With thrust levers in climb; autothrust reduced thrust on aircraft near 2000 ft MSL for leveloff at assigned altitude of 3000 ft MSL. Upon thrust reduction; #1 engine compressor stalled; yawing aircraft. N1 was observed to back off considerably accompanied by 4 loud bangs from engine. Autothrust was disconnected; power reduced; engine stabilized. No further abnormal engine parameters noted. Engine ran normal at reduced power setting through landing. Maintenance reported next morning that inspection of engine overnight revealed no damage. Should be noted engine was 'high time' due for engine change within 2 weeks. Also note engine had ingested a pelican recently and was inspected and returned to service. Although maintenance did not get back to me; I doubted the flight would go. Over 1 hour later; my dispatcher finally confirmed flight canceled.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A319 RETURNS TO DEP ARPT AFTER EXPERIENCING MULTIPLE COMPRESSOR STALLS DURING INITIAL CLIMB.
Narrative: NORMAL TKOF THROUGH CLEAN-UP. WITH THRUST LEVERS IN CLB; AUTOTHRUST REDUCED THRUST ON ACFT NEAR 2000 FT MSL FOR LEVELOFF AT ASSIGNED ALT OF 3000 FT MSL. UPON THRUST REDUCTION; #1 ENG COMPRESSOR STALLED; YAWING ACFT. N1 WAS OBSERVED TO BACK OFF CONSIDERABLY ACCOMPANIED BY 4 LOUD BANGS FROM ENG. AUTOTHRUST WAS DISCONNECTED; PWR REDUCED; ENG STABILIZED. NO FURTHER ABNORMAL ENG PARAMETERS NOTED. ENG RAN NORMAL AT REDUCED PWR SETTING THROUGH LNDG. MAINT RPTED NEXT MORNING THAT INSPECTION OF ENG OVERNIGHT REVEALED NO DAMAGE. SHOULD BE NOTED ENG WAS 'HIGH TIME' DUE FOR ENG CHANGE WITHIN 2 WKS. ALSO NOTE ENG HAD INGESTED A PELICAN RECENTLY AND WAS INSPECTED AND RETURNED TO SVC. ALTHOUGH MAINT DID NOT GET BACK TO ME; I DOUBTED THE FLT WOULD GO. OVER 1 HR LATER; MY DISPATCHER FINALLY CONFIRMED FLT CANCELED.
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.