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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mmu|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mmu|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 2200
flight time type : 70
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
flight crew : overcame equipment problem
flight crew : declared emergency
On a VFR flight from nantucket ack to morristown mmu. While 4 mi northeast of mmu odor of burning electrical was detected in the cabin. Unnecessary electrical was shut down. When this was done smell dissipated. When gear down was selected left main would not indicate down locked. Notified tower, made low approach. Tower advised, gear appeared down. Circled mmu while fire equipment was called. Tower declared emergency. Landed uneventfully.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AFTER ELECTRICAL SMOKE WAS ELIMINATED BY SHUTTING DOWN UNNECESSARY COMPONENTS THE RPTR LOWERED THE GEAR AND THE L GEAR WOULD NOT INDICATE DOWN AND LOCKED. THE RPTR NOTIFIED THE TWR, MADE A FLY-BY AND TWR ADVISED THE GEAR APPEARED DOWN. TWR DECLARED AN EMER AND THE EMER CRASH TRUCKS WERE ACTIVATED. THE LNDG WAS UNEVENTFUL.
Narrative: ON A VFR FLT FROM NANTUCKET ACK TO MORRISTOWN MMU. WHILE 4 MI NE OF MMU ODOR OF BURNING ELECTRICAL WAS DETECTED IN THE CABIN. UNNECESSARY ELECTRICAL WAS SHUT DOWN. WHEN THIS WAS DONE SMELL DISSIPATED. WHEN GEAR DOWN WAS SELECTED L MAIN WOULD NOT INDICATE DOWN LOCKED. NOTIFIED TWR, MADE LOW APCH. TWR ADVISED, GEAR APPEARED DOWN. CIRCLED MMU WHILE FIRE EQUIP WAS CALLED. TWR DECLARED EMER. LANDED UNEVENTFULLY.
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.