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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : fok|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
tower : fok
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 190|
flight time total : 4950
flight time type : 3900
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
While being vectored for an approach at fok (ILS runway 4), smoke came from instrument panel. Turned 180 degrees to fok immediately. Tried to advise ny approach of situation. Neither radio would transmit. #1 radio shut down, was hot to the touch and the obvious problem. #2 radio could only receive as it was overheated by radio #1 (radio #1 narco mark 12). Squawked 7700 bdr radar picked up emergency squawk and notified fok tower that a mayday aircraft was approaching and they anticipated us arriving. (New york approach did not see us because we were below their radar coverage.) fok tower felt we did everything correctly without incident. A&P maintenance (hwv) confirmed the above problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT EQUIP PROB. LOST RADIOS, ONE WITH NO XMIT OR RECEIVE AND THE OTHER, RECEIVE ONLY. FLC SQUAWKED 7700 WHICH WAS PICKED UP BY APCH CTL, BUT NOT THE CTLR FOR RPTR'S AREA. RPTR SAYS THEY WERE BELOW NY APCH CTL RADAR COVERAGE. FLC LANDED UNEVENTFULLY.
Narrative: WHILE BEING VECTORED FOR AN APCH AT FOK (ILS RWY 4), SMOKE CAME FROM INST PANEL. TURNED 180 DEGS TO FOK IMMEDIATELY. TRIED TO ADVISE NY APCH OF SIT. NEITHER RADIO WOULD XMIT. #1 RADIO SHUT DOWN, WAS HOT TO THE TOUCH AND THE OBVIOUS PROB. #2 RADIO COULD ONLY RECEIVE AS IT WAS OVERHEATED BY RADIO #1 (RADIO #1 NARCO MARK 12). SQUAWKED 7700 BDR RADAR PICKED UP EMER SQUAWK AND NOTIFIED FOK TWR THAT A MAYDAY ACFT WAS APCHING AND THEY ANTICIPATED US ARRIVING. (NEW YORK APCH DID NOT SEE US BECAUSE WE WERE BELOW THEIR RADAR COVERAGE.) FOK TWR FELT WE DID EVERYTHING CORRECTLY WITHOUT INCIDENT. A&P MAINT (HWV) CONFIRMED THE ABOVE PROB.
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.