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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ump|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ump|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 1500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
faa : investigated
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Intercom switch on audio panel failed resulting in inability to transmit, receive ok. Could not answer calls from departure. Squawked 7700/7600 and proceeded to okk. Landed and contacted gus. ATC informed them of failure, that we had landed and to cancel IFR. Also asked that they contact ind ATC and inform them of our status. Later discussed our handling with ind FSDO and ind ATC departure controller who had handled us. We were never asked to 'identify if you are receiving.' would have been good for peace of mind for all concerned. We should have used the identify function as just another transmitter when we were unable to reply. (Gus never contacted ind as requested.) parenthetically, I left the hand-held transceiver on the kitchen table that morning. WX cavu and 'nothing ever goes wrong.' not too bright. On departing okk, gus gave us a NORDO squawk which was worked by gus, chi center and ZAU and sbn all the way to our destination at mgc. Identify function served very effectively as a confirmation of all received xmissions. Flight continued under VFR, not IFR. Interesting experience and perfect WX for my first lost communication. Note: please send additional ASRS forms. I find the monthly 'callback' publication very beneficial.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT ON IFR DEP LOST COM XMITTER ABILITY AFTER TKOF RESULTING IN DIVERSION TO NEARBY VFR ARPT.
Narrative: INTERCOM SWITCH ON AUDIO PANEL FAILED RESULTING IN INABILITY TO XMIT, RECEIVE OK. COULD NOT ANSWER CALLS FROM DEP. SQUAWKED 7700/7600 AND PROCEEDED TO OKK. LANDED AND CONTACTED GUS. ATC INFORMED THEM OF FAILURE, THAT WE HAD LANDED AND TO CANCEL IFR. ALSO ASKED THAT THEY CONTACT IND ATC AND INFORM THEM OF OUR STATUS. LATER DISCUSSED OUR HANDLING WITH IND FSDO AND IND ATC DEP CTLR WHO HAD HANDLED US. WE WERE NEVER ASKED TO 'IDENT IF YOU ARE RECEIVING.' WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR PEACE OF MIND FOR ALL CONCERNED. WE SHOULD HAVE USED THE IDENT FUNCTION AS JUST ANOTHER XMITTER WHEN WE WERE UNABLE TO REPLY. (GUS NEVER CONTACTED IND AS REQUESTED.) PARENTHETICALLY, I LEFT THE HAND-HELD TRANSCEIVER ON THE KITCHEN TABLE THAT MORNING. WX CAVU AND 'NOTHING EVER GOES WRONG.' NOT TOO BRIGHT. ON DEPARTING OKK, GUS GAVE US A NORDO SQUAWK WHICH WAS WORKED BY GUS, CHI CTR AND ZAU AND SBN ALL THE WAY TO OUR DEST AT MGC. IDENT FUNCTION SERVED VERY EFFECTIVELY AS A CONFIRMATION OF ALL RECEIVED XMISSIONS. FLT CONTINUED UNDER VFR, NOT IFR. INTERESTING EXPERIENCE AND PERFECT WX FOR MY FIRST LOST COM. NOTE: PLEASE SEND ADDITIONAL ASRS FORMS. I FIND THE MONTHLY 'CALLBACK' PUB VERY BENEFICIAL.
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.