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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : owb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : evv|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 28|
flight time total : 718
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : provided flight assist|
Requested navigation assistance. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: returning from fl to ia, about 30 mi south of owb, alternator failed, followed shortly by loss of navigation radios and then be loss of one communication radio. Since I was in an unfamiliar area and had only a little over 1 hours fuel left, I tried unicom with no results, then switched to evv approach control and requested vectors to nearest airport. Evv had me squawk 7700 and then a discrete code and vectored me to owb where I had the alternator repaired and continued the trip. I had 45 mins of fuel left when I landed at owb. The evv approach controller was very professional and helpful.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA ON CROSS COUNTRY TRIP HAS ELECTRICAL FAILURE AND LOSES NAVIGATION CAPABILITY. DUE TO UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY REQUESTED VECTORS TO NEAREST ARPT.
Narrative: REQUESTED NAV ASSISTANCE. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RETURNING FROM FL TO IA, ABOUT 30 MI S OF OWB, ALTERNATOR FAILED, FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY LOSS OF NAV RADIOS AND THEN BE LOSS OF ONE COM RADIO. SINCE I WAS IN AN UNFAMILIAR AREA AND HAD ONLY A LITTLE OVER 1 HRS FUEL LEFT, I TRIED UNICOM WITH NO RESULTS, THEN SWITCHED TO EVV APCH CTL AND REQUESTED VECTORS TO NEAREST ARPT. EVV HAD ME SQUAWK 7700 AND THEN A DISCRETE CODE AND VECTORED ME TO OWB WHERE I HAD THE ALTERNATOR REPAIRED AND CONTINUED THE TRIP. I HAD 45 MINS OF FUEL LEFT WHEN I LANDED AT OWB. THE EVV APCH CTLR WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HELPFUL.
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.