What is the best procedure for landing VFR at the intended destination airport and I have an electrical failure, in the following scenario?
Let's assume this is a VFR flight and I'm 50 miles from the departure airport in the United States, which is a cross country flight. There is no issue with the weather. I have noted no issues with the Cessna 172's electrical power at run-up prior to takeoff, I have at least an hour of fuel reserve and meet all the 91.205 requirements.
I then experience an electrical failure during the en-route phase to the intended destination airport, and I have done the necessary checklist to try to solve the issue but it doesn't fix the problem. As I approach the vicinity of the airport, I key the mic seven times (high intensity) and no runway lights appear. I expect it is too risky to land on the road because there could be power lines nearby.
I found the following scenarios on the internet but they don't answer my question:
- Pilots flying to a towered airport (still open at night) with full electrical failure, squawking 7600, and waiting for ATC's light gun signals to appear.
- A pilot has the same issue and is lucky when a plane turns on the runway lights and lands before him, but he doesn't commit an emergency
- The pilot is lucky at landing at a towered airport that is closed while the lights are still on, but the lights turn off or dimmer to pitch-dark as he begins to land
I came up with my scenario myself because I can't find information about it on the web. It would help me if you could provide suggestions and tips on what I should do or not do when this happens to me in the future.