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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pdx.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 5500|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : p80.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PC-12|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||ils localizer & glide slope : 10l|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||arrival : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 8.5|
flight time total : 3400
flight time type : 960
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Instrument flight to pdx. Vectored to intercept localizer 10L at pdx. Tuned in localizer frequency 111.3 and idented. Localizer did not indicate on the instruments. Rechked the frequency and confirmed verbally with pdx approach control. Still no success. Requested vectors away from localizer to sort out problems. Accepted several vectors while attempting to solve problem. Flew into VMC and then requested IFR cancellation with the stated intent to request a second IFR approach to pdx when problem was fixed. Flew around for several more mins when mechanical #2 began to indicate reception of the localizer. Still no indication on EFIS localizer indications. Requested second ILS 10L localizer approach to pdx. IFR clearance was granted. Vectored to intercept localizer at buxom intersection on heading mode of kfc 325 autoplt. Armed localizer approach mode of the autoplt. Captured the ILS 10L localizer on the autoplt. Aircraft was tracking localizer on the autoplt outside of trayl intersection. Somewhere between trayl and blazr intxns I saw the GS was no longer captured. I disconnected the autoplt and attempted to recapture the GS manually. This was unsuccessful. At this time I realized I was no longer tracking the localizer. For situational awareness; I referred to my GPS and determined that I was within 2 mi of the airport and approximately 800 ft AGL. At this moment I acquired a runway just to my right. The tower idented this runway as runway 10R and cleared me to land. I was cleared to taxi to the FBO and was told to call the tower; which I did. The purpose of my coming to pdx was to receive my annual refresher training. My instruction and I went out to the airplane and conducted an operations check of the EFIS navigation equipment and navigation receivers. Initially neither the EFIS nor mechanical indications showed localizer reception. After resetting the frequencys to big VOR and resetting the receivers to the 10L pdx localizer frequencys; we received both the EFIS and mechanical localizer reception. We requested a maintenance operations check by the FBO's avionics shop technician. All avionics systems checked functionally.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PC12 PILOT EXPERIENCES EFIS LOC FAILURE ON APPROACH TO PDX. A SUBSEQUENT ILS 10L APPROACH WAS FLOWN ON THE ROUND DIAL GAUGES; THE GLIDE SLOPE FAILED ON THAT APPROACH AS WELL. RUNWAY 10R WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED VISUALLY AND TWR GAVE CLRNC TO LAND.
Narrative: INST FLT TO PDX. VECTORED TO INTERCEPT LOC 10L AT PDX. TUNED IN LOC FREQ 111.3 AND IDENTED. LOC DID NOT INDICATE ON THE INSTS. RECHKED THE FREQ AND CONFIRMED VERBALLY WITH PDX APCH CTL. STILL NO SUCCESS. REQUESTED VECTORS AWAY FROM LOC TO SORT OUT PROBS. ACCEPTED SEVERAL VECTORS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SOLVE PROB. FLEW INTO VMC AND THEN REQUESTED IFR CANCELLATION WITH THE STATED INTENT TO REQUEST A SECOND IFR APCH TO PDX WHEN PROB WAS FIXED. FLEW AROUND FOR SEVERAL MORE MINS WHEN MECHANICAL #2 BEGAN TO INDICATE RECEPTION OF THE LOC. STILL NO INDICATION ON EFIS LOC INDICATIONS. REQUESTED SECOND ILS 10L LOC APCH TO PDX. IFR CLRNC WAS GRANTED. VECTORED TO INTERCEPT LOC AT BUXOM INTXN ON HDG MODE OF KFC 325 AUTOPLT. ARMED LOC APCH MODE OF THE AUTOPLT. CAPTURED THE ILS 10L LOC ON THE AUTOPLT. ACFT WAS TRACKING LOC ON THE AUTOPLT OUTSIDE OF TRAYL INTXN. SOMEWHERE BTWN TRAYL AND BLAZR INTXNS I SAW THE GS WAS NO LONGER CAPTURED. I DISCONNECTED THE AUTOPLT AND ATTEMPTED TO RECAPTURE THE GS MANUALLY. THIS WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. AT THIS TIME I REALIZED I WAS NO LONGER TRACKING THE LOC. FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS; I REFERRED TO MY GPS AND DETERMINED THAT I WAS WITHIN 2 MI OF THE ARPT AND APPROX 800 FT AGL. AT THIS MOMENT I ACQUIRED A RWY JUST TO MY R. THE TWR IDENTED THIS RWY AS RWY 10R AND CLRED ME TO LAND. I WAS CLRED TO TAXI TO THE FBO AND WAS TOLD TO CALL THE TWR; WHICH I DID. THE PURPOSE OF MY COMING TO PDX WAS TO RECEIVE MY ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING. MY INSTRUCTION AND I WENT OUT TO THE AIRPLANE AND CONDUCTED AN OPS CHK OF THE EFIS NAV EQUIP AND NAV RECEIVERS. INITIALLY NEITHER THE EFIS NOR MECHANICAL INDICATIONS SHOWED LOC RECEPTION. AFTER RESETTING THE FREQS TO BIG VOR AND RESETTING THE RECEIVERS TO THE 10L PDX LOC FREQS; WE RECEIVED BOTH THE EFIS AND MECHANICAL LOC RECEPTION. WE REQUESTED A MAINT OPS CHK BY THE FBO'S AVIONICS SHOP TECHNICIAN. ALL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CHKED FUNCTIONALLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.