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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : den|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : den|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 10500
flight time type : 3700
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After takeoff from den, tower reported smoke coming out of right gear wheel well area. Following company SOP's, continued to monitor all cockpit instruments and all checked normal. Then, decided to fly by tower to check for smoke. The tower reported all looked ok, and after watching, cockpit instruments looked normal. We decided to continue on to sea. After 60 mi northwest of den, ATC advised us that ground maintenance found large amount of hydraulic fluid where aircraft was parked prior to takeoff. Then, 80 mi out we noticed the right hydraulic fluid quantity loss of 2 qts. Then, we contacted company maintenance and discussed the problem. We elected to return to den. With precautionary safety in mind, made a safe landing and taxied to gate with all aircraft system's of aircraft working normally. Note: maintenance found hydraulic line leaking on right gear brake assembly.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TWR REPORTED SMOKE COMING FROM RIGHT GEAR AREA OF ACR MLG AFTER TKOF. FLT CREW THEN NOTED HYDRAULIC FLUID LOSS AND RETURNED TO DEP ARPT.
Narrative: AFTER TKOF FROM DEN, TWR RPTED SMOKE COMING OUT OF RIGHT GEAR WHEEL WELL AREA. FOLLOWING COMPANY SOP'S, CONTINUED TO MONITOR ALL COCKPIT INSTRUMENTS AND ALL CHKED NORMAL. THEN, DECIDED TO FLY BY TWR TO CHK FOR SMOKE. THE TWR RPTED ALL LOOKED OK, AND AFTER WATCHING, COCKPIT INSTRUMENTS LOOKED NORMAL. WE DECIDED TO CONTINUE ON TO SEA. AFTER 60 MI NW OF DEN, ATC ADVISED US THAT GND MAINT FOUND LARGE AMOUNT OF HYD FLUID WHERE ACFT WAS PARKED PRIOR TO TKOF. THEN, 80 MI OUT WE NOTICED THE RIGHT HYD FLUID QUANTITY LOSS OF 2 QTS. THEN, WE CONTACTED COMPANY MAINT AND DISCUSSED THE PROB. WE ELECTED TO RETURN TO DEN. WITH PRECAUTIONARY SAFETY IN MIND, MADE A SAFE LNDG AND TAXIED TO GATE WITH ALL ACFT SYS'S OF ACFT WORKING NORMALLY. NOTE: MAINT FOUND HYD LINE LEAKING ON RIGHT GEAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.