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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pcw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zob|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 20
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Cleared direct to port clinton and cleared for approach at 3000. ADF tuned to 414 pointed in proper direction-both radios checked identify. It was weak and scratchy but sounded correct. As we approached what we assumed was station passage, needles wavered left and right. After a min or so still wavering, we xrefed a VOR and queried approach control. He informed us we had overflown and were proceeding southwest. We asked for and received a new approach clearance and subsequently arrived. The controller stated he had no information about port clinton 414 being off the air. We rechked all NOTAMS and it wasn't listed. After arrival, the FBO stated it had been OTS for an extended period. The NOTAM service failed all of us with a lack of proper information. Somehow appropriate information must be available to all users to avoid loss of safety.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CORP ACFT MAKING NDB APCH. NO NOTAM, BUT NDB OTS FOR SOME TIME.
Narrative: CLRED DIRECT TO PORT CLINTON AND CLRED FOR APCH AT 3000. ADF TUNED TO 414 POINTED IN PROPER DIRECTION-BOTH RADIOS CHKED IDENT. IT WAS WEAK AND SCRATCHY BUT SOUNDED CORRECT. AS WE APCHED WHAT WE ASSUMED WAS STATION PASSAGE, NEEDLES WAVERED L AND R. AFTER A MIN OR SO STILL WAVERING, WE XREFED A VOR AND QUERIED APCH CTL. HE INFORMED US WE HAD OVERFLOWN AND WERE PROCEEDING SW. WE ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED A NEW APCH CLRNC AND SUBSEQUENTLY ARRIVED. THE CTLR STATED HE HAD NO INFO ABOUT PORT CLINTON 414 BEING OFF THE AIR. WE RECHKED ALL NOTAMS AND IT WASN'T LISTED. AFTER ARR, THE FBO STATED IT HAD BEEN OTS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. THE NOTAM SVC FAILED ALL OF US WITH A LACK OF PROPER INFO. SOMEHOW APPROPRIATE INFO MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ALL USERS TO AVOID LOSS OF SAFETY.
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.