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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pbi.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 2000|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : pbi.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 210|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||atc equipment : conflict alert|
aircraft equipment : tcas
aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : com radio
other flight crewa
On feb/xa/00 we departed marsh harbour, bahamas. About 15 mins into the flight, our radio push-to-talk microphone stuck. We were unable to unstick it, so we proceeded to use a handheld radio for communications. We were able to reach freeport miami radio and get a squawk code. About 20 NM from pbi, we tried to reach them and were unable. We used a cellular phone to call and communicate with the tower and approach. We landed safely with no traffic interference.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A PIPER CHEROKEE PA28 HAD STUCK MIKE CAUSING LOSS OF COM RADIO. RPTR USED HANDHELD RADIO TO CONTACT FLT SVC AND GET XPONDER SQUAWK CODE AND A CELLULAR TELEPHONE TO CALL TWR.
Narrative: ON FEB/XA/00 WE DEPARTED MARSH HARBOUR, BAHAMAS. ABOUT 15 MINS INTO THE FLT, OUR RADIO PUSH-TO-TALK MIKE STUCK. WE WERE UNABLE TO UNSTICK IT, SO WE PROCEEDED TO USE A HANDHELD RADIO FOR COMS. WE WERE ABLE TO REACH FREEPORT MIAMI RADIO AND GET A SQUAWK CODE. ABOUT 20 NM FROM PBI, WE TRIED TO REACH THEM AND WERE UNABLE. WE USED A CELLULAR PHONE TO CALL AND COMMUNICATE WITH THE TWR AND APCH. WE LANDED SAFELY WITH NO TFC INTERFERENCE.
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.