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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Make Model Name||A330|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Generator Drive Indicators and Warning System|
|Qualification||Flight Crew Air Transport Pilot (ATP)|
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
Enroute to the nat tracks; the number one idg temperature increased to 212 degrees celsius; even though it was disconnected by maintenance on the ground prior to pushback and was on MEL. This high temperature became a safety issue; so the flight diverted. Prior to approach; I declared an emergency; then landed and taxied to the gate without further incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: An eastbound transatlantic A330 suffered elevated temperatures on the left IDG that were incompatible with its disconnected and deferred maintenance status. The flight crew elected to divert prior to coasting out.
Narrative: Enroute to the NAT tracks; the number one IDG temperature increased to 212 degrees CELSIUS; even though it was disconnected by Maintenance on the ground prior to pushback and was on MEL. This high temperature became a safety issue; so the flight diverted. Prior to approach; I declared an emergency; then landed and taxied to the gate without further incident.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of April 2012 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.