Trips / Failed trip to London

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Failed trip to London with the PH-WSF
May 21, 2008
EHLE; Lelystad EGKB; Biggin Hill
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Failed trip to London

On Wednesday evening, May 21, 2008, I was on my way to Biggin Hill, London. My preferred plane, the Piper Archer PH-EAH, was not available. Near Koksijde I noticed that the alternator was not generating output anymore. After resetting the alternator, the ammeter indicated an overload, and the alternator switched off again. Since a retry after a minute or so did not solve the problem, I notified Oostende approach that I would return to Lelystad. I switched off all electronic components and the battery to save power for the last phase of the flight.

Ready to go
Ready to go
Lelystad
Lelystad
Electrical failure
Electrical failure
Electronic components switched off
Electronic components switched off
Only fuel pressure, oil pressure and RPM
Only fuel pressure, oil pressure and RPM
Oostende APP on the hand-held
Oostende APP on the hand-held
About to cross the Westerschelde
About to cross the Westerschelde
Island Tiengemeten in the Haringvliet
Island Tiengemeten in the Haringvliet

Date Aircraft Departure Arrival Total
Time
LND PIC
Type Reg. Place Time Place Time
21-05-2008 PA28 PH-WSF EHLE 16:25 EHLE 19:30 3:05 1 Y

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