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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ral|
airport : cno
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2600|
msl bound upper : 2600
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ral|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 92|
flight time total : 92
flight time type : 70
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On jun/xx/98, at approximately XX00 hours local time while PIC of a PA28-140 shortly after takeoff from cno (chino) I lost radio communications and became so preoccupied with correcting the problem that I lost track of my exact location in relationship to ral (riverside) class D airspace. The cause of the communications failure was rectified in-flight (it turned out the microphone jack had been kicked loose by a passenger) and communication was quickly established with ral's control tower. I had no set checklist for communications loss in-flight. I now realize that a checklist for communications failure should be part of every pilot's assortment of checklists. I have now created a checklist for communications failure which includes circling while attempting to correct the problem (this will prevent airspace violations) and the checklist includes checking the microphone jack along with other procedures. I believe that, in the future, being prepared in advance will prevent airspace violations and will make me a better and safer pilot.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA24-140 PVT PLT LOSES COM ABILITY WHILE TRYING TO CALL RAL TWR. PERFORMS AN UNAUTH ENTRY INTO RAL CLASS D WHILE TROUBLESHOOTING HIS RADIO.
Narrative: ON JUN/XX/98, AT APPROX XX00 HRS LCL TIME WHILE PIC OF A PA28-140 SHORTLY AFTER TKOF FROM CNO (CHINO) I LOST RADIO COMS AND BECAME SO PREOCCUPIED WITH CORRECTING THE PROB THAT I LOST TRACK OF MY EXACT LOCATION IN RELATIONSHIP TO RAL (RIVERSIDE) CLASS D AIRSPACE. THE CAUSE OF THE COMS FAILURE WAS RECTIFIED INFLT (IT TURNED OUT THE MIKE JACK HAD BEEN KICKED LOOSE BY A PAX) AND COM WAS QUICKLY ESTABLISHED WITH RAL'S CTL TWR. I HAD NO SET CHKLIST FOR COMS LOSS INFLT. I NOW REALIZE THAT A CHKLIST FOR COMS FAILURE SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY PLT'S ASSORTMENT OF CHKLISTS. I HAVE NOW CREATED A CHKLIST FOR COMS FAILURE WHICH INCLUDES CIRCLING WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CORRECT THE PROB (THIS WILL PREVENT AIRSPACE VIOLATIONS) AND THE CHKLIST INCLUDES CHKING THE MIKE JACK ALONG WITH OTHER PROCS. I BELIEVE THAT, IN THE FUTURE, BEING PREPARED IN ADVANCE WILL PREVENT AIRSPACE VIOLATIONS AND WILL MAKE ME A BETTER AND SAFER PLT.
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.