This March 2009 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Serious. Location: Madera, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was entering the traffic pattern at his home airport. He switched to the left tank. As he continued in the pattern he asked his pilot-rated passenger if he would like to make a landing for currency. When the passenger said yes, the pilot changed his planned full-stop landing to a touch-and-go. [Read more…]