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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : jhw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : eri|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 1350
flight time type : 280
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
faa : investigated
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I had filed an IFR flight plan from jamestown , ny, to akron, ny, (9g3). After takeoff I called erie approach for my IFR clearance. It took them several mins to locate it as I had only filed approximately 15 mins previously. They called me with the clearance and when I read it back they were unable to receive my transmission. I noticed at that point my instrument panel going dim and a low voltage indication on my annunciator panel. I shut off all electrical power to conserve sufficient power for any emergency communications and to be able to operate my gear and flaps. I returned to 9g3 VFR west/O incident. I subsequently gave a verbal account of the incident to buffalo approach, erie approach, and a representative of the FAA in rochester, ny.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA EXPERIENCES ELECTRICAL FAILURE SHORTLY AFTER DEP, UNABLE TO COM WITH ATC, RETURNS AND LANDS.
Narrative: I HAD FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN FROM JAMESTOWN , NY, TO AKRON, NY, (9G3). AFTER TKOF I CALLED ERIE APCH FOR MY IFR CLRNC. IT TOOK THEM SEVERAL MINS TO LOCATE IT AS I HAD ONLY FILED APPROX 15 MINS PREVIOUSLY. THEY CALLED ME WITH THE CLRNC AND WHEN I READ IT BACK THEY WERE UNABLE TO RECEIVE MY XMISSION. I NOTICED AT THAT POINT MY INSTRUMENT PANEL GOING DIM AND A LOW VOLTAGE INDICATION ON MY ANNUNCIATOR PANEL. I SHUT OFF ALL ELECTRICAL PWR TO CONSERVE SUFFICIENT PWR FOR ANY EMER COMS AND TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE MY GEAR AND FLAPS. I RETURNED TO 9G3 VFR W/O INCIDENT. I SUBSEQUENTLY GAVE A VERBAL ACCOUNT OF THE INCIDENT TO BUFFALO APCH, ERIE APCH, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FAA IN ROCHESTER, NY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.