The flight was to be the private pilot’s first multiengine lesson in the Piper Aztec originating out of Hillsboro, Ore. Both the student receiving instruction and the MEI performed an uneventful preflight check and run-up, which included a check of the brakes and the security of the cabin door. During the takeoff roll, the cabin door opened. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, the Cessna 172 lost power as it approached the destination airport in Temecula, Calif. He attempted to restart the engine, but was not successful, so he decided to land on a nearby street. [Read more…]
The student pilot, accompanied by a CFI, was practicing maneuvers in a Beech Bonanza near Fort Stockton, Texas. During the approach to landing, the student was instructed to move the fuel selector from the right tank to the left tank. [Read more…]
The student pilot, who had logged 24 hours, including eight in the Bellanca Viking, accompanied by a passenger, took off at night from Plainview, Texas, although as a student pilot, flight with a passenger was prohibited. [Read more…]
Harrison Ford was “battered but OK” Thursday after his Ryan PT-22 lost engine power and crash-landed on a California golf course, according to a report at NBCNews.com.
The 72-year-old actor, who was conscious and breathing when rescue crews reached him, was stabilized and taken to a hospital, where he was in fair to moderate condition, authorities said. Sources familiar with the incident told NBC News that Ford slammed into the plane’s console and control stick and that he underwent surgery Thursday night. He suffered a broken arm and a nasty gash to his head, among other injuries, they said.
The student pilot was practicing touch and goes in a Cessna 152 in College Station, Texas. The first two were normal. During the third landing, the airplane touched down on the main landing gear, and, as the pilot brought the nose down, the nosewheel collapsed. [Read more…]
The accident happened in El Reno, Okla., when the pilot of the Cessna 140 was receiving a checkout in the tailwheel airplane. During the takeoff roll he pushed the control yoke forward to lift the tail off the ground. When the tail came up, he lost directional control. [Read more…]
The pilot, accompanied by a passenger, was practicing touch and go landings in the Luscombe 8A at the airport in Madera, Calif. [Read more…]
The student pilot was attempting to land a Cessna 172 in Kremmling, Colo. There were snow and ice berms alongside the runway. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 170 reported that after a normal landing at the airport in Livermore, Calif., the tailwheel-equipped airplane began to drift right. He applied control inputs to counteract the drift, [Read more…]