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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 1mo.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 3500|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 12|
flight time total : 105
flight time type : 98
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : diverted to another airport|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
After departing 3DW at XA00 on a VFR flight following; an indicator came on in the cockpit indicating a 500+ degree cylinder temperature for cylinder #1. I advised sgf approach for a request to deviate to lebanon; mo. The cylinder became hotter and I immediately landed at 1MO (mountain grove). Due to the distance from sgf and my desire to effectuate a precautionary landing; I was unable to relay my communication to sgf and cancel flight following. At 1MO; there was no cell phone reception and I did not call FSS from a landline and a search was initiated by sgf. Sgf eventually called 1MO and I confirmed we were safe.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172 PLT ON A VFR FLT PLAN EXPERIENCED HIGH CYLINDER HEAD TEMP AND DIVERTED TO AN UNCTLED ARPT. HE WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT ATC AND A SEARCH WAS INITIATED.
Narrative: AFTER DEPARTING 3DW AT XA00 ON A VFR FLT FOLLOWING; AN INDICATOR CAME ON IN THE COCKPIT INDICATING A 500+ DEG CYLINDER TEMP FOR CYLINDER #1. I ADVISED SGF APCH FOR A REQUEST TO DEVIATE TO LEBANON; MO. THE CYLINDER BECAME HOTTER AND I IMMEDIATELY LANDED AT 1MO (MOUNTAIN GROVE). DUE TO THE DISTANCE FROM SGF AND MY DESIRE TO EFFECTUATE A PRECAUTIONARY LNDG; I WAS UNABLE TO RELAY MY COM TO SGF AND CANCEL FLT FOLLOWING. AT 1MO; THERE WAS NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION AND I DID NOT CALL FSS FROM A LANDLINE AND A SEARCH WAS INITIATED BY SGF. SGF EVENTUALLY CALLED 1MO AND I CONFIRMED WE WERE SAFE.
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.