Passenger walks into spinning propeller

The pilot of the Cessna 172 had previously flown with two passengers on separate flights. The passengers stated that the pilot briefed them that they were to enter and exit the airplane at all times from the right rear and that, at no time, should they be near or in front of the airplane while the engine was operating. [Read more…]

Runway soft spot catches RV-8

The pilot of the RV-8 called the destination airport in Cortland, Ohio, to check on the condition of the turf runway. No concerns were noted.

The pilot said that the flight and touch down were normal but, during the landing roll, the airplane encountered a soft spot in the runway and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. [Read more…]