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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dal|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1500|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dfw|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||arrival other|
enroute : on vectors
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 16000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : exited adverse environment
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On a cargo run from shreveport regional to tyler, tx, (stop for pick up and fuel) and then on in to dallas love field the flight proceeded without incident until after leaving tyler. Then, while approaching scurry, the left alternator light came on and would not reset. The battery voltage showed 23 volts. The instrument lights began to dim noticeably. With dfw advised of the difficulty and requesting priority to land at love. Shortly after the clearance direct to love the instrument went out and I declared an emergency before I lost all radio contact. I proceeded west to a clear VFR area and was able to locate meacham field and land without further difficulty.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT FRT LOST ALTERNATOR. BEGAN TO LOSE PWR, RADIO, DECLARED EMER. FLEW TO VFR AND LANDED.
Narrative: ON A CARGO RUN FROM SHREVEPORT REGIONAL TO TYLER, TX, (STOP FOR PICK UP AND FUEL) AND THEN ON IN TO DALLAS LOVE FIELD THE FLT PROCEEDED WITHOUT INCIDENT UNTIL AFTER LEAVING TYLER. THEN, WHILE APCHING SCURRY, THE L ALTERNATOR LIGHT CAME ON AND WOULD NOT RESET. THE BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOWED 23 VOLTS. THE INST LIGHTS BEGAN TO DIM NOTICEABLY. WITH DFW ADVISED OF THE DIFFICULTY AND REQUESTING PRIORITY TO LAND AT LOVE. SHORTLY AFTER THE CLRNC DIRECT TO LOVE THE INST WENT OUT AND I DECLARED AN EMER BEFORE I LOST ALL RADIO CONTACT. I PROCEEDED W TO A CLR VFR AREA AND WAS ABLE TO LOCATE MEACHAM FIELD AND LAND WITHOUT FURTHER DIFFICULTY.
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.