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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : dbq|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 8000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dtw|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zau|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 2000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
Filed IFR from watertown, wis to st joseph, mo. While at 8000 ft we lost all electrical power we had no radio, navigation aid etc. Our hand-held was unable to pick any one up. We continued to fly to west as we knew VFR condition existed. Once we found a hole 30 mins later, we followed mississippi river until we landed at dubuque. The people at 'FBO' said the problem was with the alternator, it went bad.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOST COM PROC FOLLOWED AFTER LOSS OF PRIMARY ELECTRICAL SUPPLY IN SMA IN IMC CONDITIONS.
Narrative: FILED IFR FROM WATERTOWN, WIS TO ST JOSEPH, MO. WHILE AT 8000 FT WE LOST ALL ELECTRICAL PWR WE HAD NO RADIO, NAV AID ETC. OUR HAND-HELD WAS UNABLE TO PICK ANY ONE UP. WE CONTINUED TO FLY TO W AS WE KNEW VFR CONDITION EXISTED. ONCE WE FOUND A HOLE 30 MINS LATER, WE FOLLOWED MISSISSIPPI RIVER UNTIL WE LANDED AT DUBUQUE. THE PEOPLE AT 'FBO' SAID THE PROBLEM WAS WITH THE ALTERNATOR, IT WENT BAD.
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.