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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : jax|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4000|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zjx|
|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 : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 17|
flight time total : 1303
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
aircraft equipment problem : less severe
inflight encounter : weather
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
IFR flight to baxley, GA, 30J. Vld (valdosta, GA) my alternate, informed me vld WX 200 ft ceiling and 2 mi visibility and amg 500 ft ceiling and 3 mi visibility. I chose to do a VOR approach into alma. Upon reaching amg VOR as I turned outbound the attitude indicator tumbled and became unusable. I got the aircraft stabilized and #1 communication would not transmit. Contacted ZJX on #2 radio and asked for ILS into waycross, GA. Some confusion here as I tried to get waycross approach plate out. So I tuned waycross VOR in and headed to waycross radar vectors were refused (at 4000 ft). After getting the approach plate in front of me, I tuned in the LOM and headed there. About the time I arrived at the LOM, I discovered I had a problem with #2 communication. MHZ gear was broken, making frequency display unreliable. At this point I asked for better WX. #2 radio was still on ZJX. I was offered jax, fl, or ssi, GA. I chose jax and asked to not change frequency. ZJX vectored me to jax airport. I was able to change frequency on #2 communication (by counting the clicks) to jax approach (hand-held as a backup). Note: this radio would tune, but gear had gap making it skip frequencys. I was cleared for ILS runway 13, given a no gyro approach and landed with no problem. Note: at no time did I declare an emergency, but the equipment was out at jax and security asked for identify.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT HAS ATTITUDE INDICATOR FAILURE AND RADIO TUNING GEAR FAILURE. RECEIVED A NO GYRO APCH DURING DETERIORATING WX.
Narrative: IFR FLT TO BAXLEY, GA, 30J. VLD (VALDOSTA, GA) MY ALTERNATE, INFORMED ME VLD WX 200 FT CEILING AND 2 MI VISIBILITY AND AMG 500 FT CEILING AND 3 MI VISIBILITY. I CHOSE TO DO A VOR APCH INTO ALMA. UPON REACHING AMG VOR AS I TURNED OUTBOUND THE ATTITUDE INDICATOR TUMBLED AND BECAME UNUSABLE. I GOT THE ACFT STABILIZED AND #1 COM WOULD NOT XMIT. CONTACTED ZJX ON #2 RADIO AND ASKED FOR ILS INTO WAYCROSS, GA. SOME CONFUSION HERE AS I TRIED TO GET WAYCROSS APCH PLATE OUT. SO I TUNED WAYCROSS VOR IN AND HEADED TO WAYCROSS RADAR VECTORS WERE REFUSED (AT 4000 FT). AFTER GETTING THE APCH PLATE IN FRONT OF ME, I TUNED IN THE LOM AND HEADED THERE. ABOUT THE TIME I ARRIVED AT THE LOM, I DISCOVERED I HAD A PROB WITH #2 COM. MHZ GEAR WAS BROKEN, MAKING FREQ DISPLAY UNRELIABLE. AT THIS POINT I ASKED FOR BETTER WX. #2 RADIO WAS STILL ON ZJX. I WAS OFFERED JAX, FL, OR SSI, GA. I CHOSE JAX AND ASKED TO NOT CHANGE FREQ. ZJX VECTORED ME TO JAX ARPT. I WAS ABLE TO CHANGE FREQ ON #2 COM (BY COUNTING THE CLICKS) TO JAX APCH (HAND-HELD AS A BACKUP). NOTE: THIS RADIO WOULD TUNE, BUT GEAR HAD GAP MAKING IT SKIP FREQS. I WAS CLRED FOR ILS RWY 13, GIVEN A NO GYRO APCH AND LANDED WITH NO PROB. NOTE: AT NO TIME DID I DECLARE AN EMER, BUT THE EQUIP WAS OUT AT JAX AND SECURITY ASKED FOR IDENT.
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.