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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : psp.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 8500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : psp.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||arrival : vfr|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 43|
flight time total : 135
flight time type : 59
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
airspace violation : entry
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On aug/xa/06 I was en route to corona (ajo) from parker (P20). I was on VFR flight following and had just been handed off to palm springs approach; I called up and let them know I was with them at 8500 ft. I was at approximately 329 degree radial of palm springs VOR; 12 NM out when they gave me a TA. When I went to respond my headset gave a loud static and then I lost all electrical power to my plane -- my GPS; vors; transponder -- everything. I went to my flight bag and pulled out my handheld radio; informed palm springs of problem and requested frequency change and squawk 1200. This was approved. I now had my hands full descending down the banning pass skirting the march AFB class C airspace; then over riverside airport class D; then lastly ontario class C. The approximately 1 1/2 NM incursion occurred over pdz VOR in ont class C airspace. I used my handheld radio to land at corona (ajo). The problem was later found to be alternator at voltage regulator failure. Problem resolved.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C182 PLT RPTS TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE NEAR PSP AND SUBSEQUENT ACCIDENTAL PENETRATION OF ONT CLASS C AIRSPACE.
Narrative: ON AUG/XA/06 I WAS ENRTE TO CORONA (AJO) FROM PARKER (P20). I WAS ON VFR FLT FOLLOWING AND HAD JUST BEEN HANDED OFF TO PALM SPRINGS APCH; I CALLED UP AND LET THEM KNOW I WAS WITH THEM AT 8500 FT. I WAS AT APPROX 329 DEG RADIAL OF PALM SPRINGS VOR; 12 NM OUT WHEN THEY GAVE ME A TA. WHEN I WENT TO RESPOND MY HEADSET GAVE A LOUD STATIC AND THEN I LOST ALL ELECTRICAL PWR TO MY PLANE -- MY GPS; VORS; XPONDER -- EVERYTHING. I WENT TO MY FLT BAG AND PULLED OUT MY HANDHELD RADIO; INFORMED PALM SPRINGS OF PROB AND REQUESTED FREQ CHANGE AND SQUAWK 1200. THIS WAS APPROVED. I NOW HAD MY HANDS FULL DSNDING DOWN THE BANNING PASS SKIRTING THE MARCH AFB CLASS C AIRSPACE; THEN OVER RIVERSIDE ARPT CLASS D; THEN LASTLY ONTARIO CLASS C. THE APPROX 1 1/2 NM INCURSION OCCURRED OVER PDZ VOR IN ONT CLASS C AIRSPACE. I USED MY HANDHELD RADIO TO LAND AT CORONA (AJO). THE PROB WAS LATER FOUND TO BE ALTERNATOR AT VOLTAGE REGULATOR FAILURE. PROB RESOLVED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.