Bounced landing for Tri-Pacer

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Tri-Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Napa, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane touched down in a slight crab, bounced and went off the runway. Continue Reading →

Gusty winds get Cessna

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Upland, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane touched down on the centerline, but during the rollout veered to the right. The pilot was able to correct back to the centerline, then a wind gust... Continue Reading →

First flight, bad flight

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Midget Mustang. Injuries: None. Location: Erie, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight was the new owner’s first flight in the airplane. He said the wind was calm when he lined up for takeoff, but as he started the takeoff roll,... Continue Reading →

Go around goes bad

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Injuries: None. Location: Palo Pinto, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during an attempted go-around. The airplane drifted off the centerline and into trees off to the side of the runway. Continue Reading →

CFIT claims Bellanca Pilot

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Imperial, Neb. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The accident happened around sunrise. The airplane was flying to the east toward rising terrain consisting of rolling hills and valleys. The Bellanca failed to clear the terrain, Continue Reading →

Poor fuel management for Piper

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: McKinleyville, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The 150-hour pilot, who had recently bought the Piper, had only five hours in the plane. He was flying his first cross-country in it. He thought the fuel... Continue Reading →

Overweight airplane, unfamiliar pilot bad combination

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Silvaire Luscombe 8A Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: St. Petersburg, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who had recently purchased the airplane, which he intended to fly as a Sport Pilot, had just resumed flying after a 30-year... Continue Reading →

Night approach goes bad

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Oshkosh, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A flight instructor and student pilot were on final approach at the completion of a local night instructional flight. Continue Reading →

Overloaded airplane crashes

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Tri-Pacer Injuries: None. Location: McGrath, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a turf runway. The airplane was fully loaded with a passenger and cargo. Continue Reading →

Upslope runway contributes to accident

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: West Glacier, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a 2,500-foot long runway in rising terrain. The airplane accelerated normally and became airborne between 1,000 and 1,200 feet down... Continue Reading →