C-170 goes off runway

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 170. Injuries: None. Location: Pullman, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A CFI was providing tailwheel instruction to a pilot who intended to purchase the airplane. They had completed 10.7 hours of training, which included 56 landings. The CFI said... Continue Reading →

Failure to maintain airspeed proves fatal

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 4 Fatal. Location: Veneta, Ore. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: According to several people at the airport, shortly after the airplane took off from the grass runway, the sound of the engine stopped. One witness reported that he... Continue Reading →

Poor go-around for Cessna 177

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 177. Injuries: None. Location: West Milford, N.J. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane bounced during the landing. He added power in an attempt to recover, then decided to perform a go-around. Continue Reading →

Non-approved modifications contribute to crash

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Socata TV21. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Gold Hill, N.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot intended to fly from his home airport in North Carolina to Germany, where he had another residence. During the weeks before the accident, he made... Continue Reading →

Gusting winds roll Cessna

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: West Palm Beach, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing touch-and-go landings on runway 31 in crosswind conditions. The student pilot’s landing was fine, but during the takeoff roll,... Continue Reading →

Tailwind takeoff leads to stall

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Aviat A-1C-180. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Kooskia, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A witness at the airport told investigators that the pilot and passenger were in a hurry to leave because the weather at the airfield was deteriorating due to an... Continue Reading →

Engine failure en route to annual

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Navajo. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Dalton, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: According to a friend, the pilot was taking the airplane to have an annual inspection completed. The friend said the airplane’s take off was normal. Continue Reading →

Blocked carburetor brings down Tecnam

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Tecnam P2002 Sierra. Injuries: None. Location: Watsonville, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight instructor and student were on an instructional flight. During the initial climb, the engine started to vibrate violently and lost significant power. The CFI performed an... Continue Reading →

Failure to secure gas cap leads to engine failure

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beech A36. Injuries: None. Location: Rock Springs, Wyo. Aircraft damage:  Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot reported that the flight was uneventful, so she continued past her original destination to another airport. Shortly thereafter, she noticed fuel streaming from the left fuel... Continue Reading →

Lack of oil kills engine

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 152. Injuries: None. Location: Miami, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student and flight instructor reported that, during their preflight inspection, 4.5 quarts of oil was in the engine sump and the fuel tanks were full. Another quart of... Continue Reading →