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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : toa|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : toa|
tower : bos
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 19|
flight time total : 146
flight time type : 23
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
I was on a scenic flight in VFR conditions along the west side of the palos verdes peninsula. Upon reaching the san pedro harbor, I dialed fullerton airport's ATIS frequency, 125.05, and received nothing. After receiving no reply on various other frequencys, I noticed both navigation radios were inoperative, along with the ADF and fuel gauges. The reply light on the transponder was not flashing. From the san pedro harbor I proceeded to the mobil refinery, entered on a 45 degree angle to runway 29R at toa and proceeded around the traffic pattern, rocking the wings of the aircraft. By the time I had reached a 1/2 mi final, I had not received any light signals from the tower. At this point I executed a go around. At mid-field I received a steady green light from the tower and proceeded around the pattern and landed safely.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA EXPERIENCES LOSS OF ELECTRICAL POWER AND ALL COM. PLT CARRIES OUT LOST COM PROC AND LANDS SAFELY AT TOA.
Narrative: I WAS ON A SCENIC FLT IN VFR CONDITIONS ALONG THE W SIDE OF THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA. UPON REACHING THE SAN PEDRO HARBOR, I DIALED FULLERTON ARPT'S ATIS FREQ, 125.05, AND RECEIVED NOTHING. AFTER RECEIVING NO REPLY ON VARIOUS OTHER FREQS, I NOTICED BOTH NAV RADIOS WERE INOP, ALONG WITH THE ADF AND FUEL GAUGES. THE REPLY LIGHT ON THE XPONDER WAS NOT FLASHING. FROM THE SAN PEDRO HARBOR I PROCEEDED TO THE MOBIL REFINERY, ENTERED ON A 45 DEG ANGLE TO RWY 29R AT TOA AND PROCEEDED AROUND THE TFC PATTERN, ROCKING THE WINGS OF THE ACFT. BY THE TIME I HAD REACHED A 1/2 MI FINAL, I HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY LIGHT SIGNALS FROM THE TWR. AT THIS POINT I EXECUTED A GAR. AT MID-FIELD I RECEIVED A STEADY GREEN LIGHT FROM THE TWR AND PROCEEDED AROUND THE PATTERN AND LANDED SAFELY.
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.