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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : emt|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ont|
tower : emt
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 460
flight time type : 200
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On friday january, I was flying after sunset, navigation lights did not function. I contacted el monte tower for landing. El monte beacon was out and I could not locate the airport. El monte tower requested I contact ont approach for radar vectoring. After repeated attempts to contact ont approach, without success, I elected to proceed to the nearest uncontrolled airport (whiteman) and land. I then contacted el monte tower by telephone and explained the situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA PLT COULD NOT LOCATE ARPT OF INTENDED LNDG AND ELECTED TO CONTINUE TO NEAREST UNCONTROLLED ARPT. SUNSET OCCURRED WHILE ENROUTE AND ACFT NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS WOULD NOT COME ON.
Narrative: ON FRIDAY JANUARY, I WAS FLYING AFTER SUNSET, NAV LIGHTS DID NOT FUNCTION. I CONTACTED EL MONTE TWR FOR LNDG. EL MONTE BEACON WAS OUT AND I COULD NOT LOCATE THE ARPT. EL MONTE TWR REQUESTED I CONTACT ONT APCH FOR RADAR VECTORING. AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT ONT APCH, WITHOUT SUCCESS, I ELECTED TO PROCEED TO THE NEAREST UNCTLED ARPT (WHITEMAN) AND LAND. I THEN CONTACTED EL MONTE TWR BY TELEPHONE AND EXPLAINED THE SITUATION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.