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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : luk.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 4000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cvg.tracon|
tracon : dca.tracon
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Super Skymaster|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 30
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : com radios|
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : equipment problem dissipated|
none taken : detected after the fact
ATC Human Performance
Flight Crew Human Performance
I was being vectored for an ILS approach to runway 21L at cincinnati lunken airport. About 10 mi north of the airport, I responded to a heading assignment from approach control and then heard nothing from ATC for 1 or 2 mins. I tried a radio check and got no response. I tried to contact ATC on my #2 radio with no success. I also tried to contact lunken tower on both radios, again with no success. I descended to a VFR altitude and prepared to proceed VFR to lunken while squawking 7600. I tried once again to contact approach control and was successful in making contact. ATC advised me that they suspected my microphone was stuck. They then cleared me for the approach to lunken.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CESSNA 337 PLT LOST RADIO CONTACT DURING APCH AND AFTER SUBSEQUENTLY DSNDING IN VFR CONDITIONS RE-ESTABLISHED COMS. APCH CTLR ADVISED THAT IT WAS A STUCK MIKE AND CLRED RPTR FOR THE APCH.
Narrative: I WAS BEING VECTORED FOR AN ILS APCH TO RWY 21L AT CINCINNATI LUNKEN ARPT. ABOUT 10 MI N OF THE ARPT, I RESPONDED TO A HDG ASSIGNMENT FROM APCH CTL AND THEN HEARD NOTHING FROM ATC FOR 1 OR 2 MINS. I TRIED A RADIO CHK AND GOT NO RESPONSE. I TRIED TO CONTACT ATC ON MY #2 RADIO WITH NO SUCCESS. I ALSO TRIED TO CONTACT LUNKEN TWR ON BOTH RADIOS, AGAIN WITH NO SUCCESS. I DSNDED TO A VFR ALT AND PREPARED TO PROCEED VFR TO LUNKEN WHILE SQUAWKING 7600. I TRIED ONCE AGAIN TO CONTACT APCH CTL AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING CONTACT. ATC ADVISED ME THAT THEY SUSPECTED MY MIKE WAS STUCK. THEY THEN CLRED ME FOR THE APCH TO LUNKEN.
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.