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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : day.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : day.tower|
|Make Model Name||PA-25 Pawnee|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 3100
flight time type : 1600
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Radio failed entering dayton class C airspace, a field to be sprayed just north of runway 6L. I had made contact with dayton's ATC by land line, before takeoff. Handheld is used in this aircraft only once every 2 or 3 yrs. It was a long way back home, and I would have had to land fully loaded, so I sprayed target field and called dayton ATC upon returning home.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF PA25 DISCOVERS HANDHELD VHF TRANSCEIVER INOP. DECIDES TO ENTER DAY CLASS C ANYHOW, AND SPRAYS FIELD ADJACENT TO RWY 6L. FINISHES UP THE JOB AND FLIES HOME.
Narrative: RADIO FAILED ENTERING DAYTON CLASS C AIRSPACE, A FIELD TO BE SPRAYED JUST N OF RWY 6L. I HAD MADE CONTACT WITH DAYTON'S ATC BY LAND LINE, BEFORE TKOF. HANDHELD IS USED IN THIS ACFT ONLY ONCE EVERY 2 OR 3 YRS. IT WAS A LONG WAY BACK HOME, AND I WOULD HAVE HAD TO LAND FULLY LOADED, SO I SPRAYED TARGET FIELD AND CALLED DAYTON ATC UPON RETURNING HOME.
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.