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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : see|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : see|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 50
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Approached the localizer runway 27R see at approximately lardy intersection. Electrical system had started to fail approximately 5 mins earlier. Lost all navigation, communication, strobes, lights, beacon. Flaps (electric) were inoperative. Passenger (non pilot) was getting very anxious and appeared nervous. No traffic in sight so elected to turn inbound on final. Landed without incident (flaps up) and received green tower light to taxi. Called tower by telephone and all appeared ok.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA HAS TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE ON APCH. CONTINUES, GETS GREEN LIGHT.
Narrative: APCHED THE LOC RWY 27R SEE AT APPROX LARDY INTXN. ELECTRICAL SYS HAD STARTED TO FAIL APPROX 5 MINS EARLIER. LOST ALL NAV, COM, STROBES, LIGHTS, BEACON. FLAPS (ELECTRIC) WERE INOP. PAX (NON PLT) WAS GETTING VERY ANXIOUS AND APPEARED NERVOUS. NO TFC IN SIGHT SO ELECTED TO TURN INBOUND ON FINAL. LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT (FLAPS UP) AND RECEIVED GREEN TWR LIGHT TO TAXI. CALLED TWR BY TELEPHONE AND ALL APPEARED OK.
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.