CFI turns fuel off in flight

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Bardstown, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The CFI and student pilot had practiced various maneuvers during the training flight and were returning to the airport. The airplane was about 2,500 feet AGL and within gliding... Continue Reading →

CFIT for Super Cruiser

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cruiser. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Rye, Colo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: At the time of the accident, the pilot, 64, had logged more than 900 hours, including about 140 hours in the Super Cruiser. The pilot’s girlfriend said... Continue Reading →

Poor maintenance, poor decisions kill pilot

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft:  Piper Twin Comanche.  Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Canton, Mo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The 74-year-old pilot’s logbook was destroyed in a hangar fire in 2011, but remaining records indicated that he had about 6,459 total flight hours and 809... Continue Reading →

Hard landing wrinkles airplane

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Arrow. Injuries: None. Location: Everett, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who had logged 269 hours, including 90 in a Piper Cherokee Arrow, had recently failed the practical flight test for his commercial pilot certificate and... Continue Reading →

Pilot comes up short of runway

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Delta Junction, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land the tailwheel-equipped airplane on a rough and uneven, brush-covered airstrip. Continue Reading →

Pre-purchase flight ends with crash

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Socata TB 10. Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Shirley, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The flight was a pre-purchase demonstration of the airplane. The buyer intended to examine and photograph the maintenance records, then fly the airplane around the... Continue Reading →

Too much brake for Bellanca

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC. Injuries: None. Location: Sidney, Neb. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, during the landing rollout as the airplane slowed, it started veering to the right. He applied left rudder and left brake to correct the problem.... Continue Reading →

Low altitude loss of power kills one

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Folke-Wolf-190 ½ Scale. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Columbus, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, 71, had logged about 13,000 hours. He was flying the pattern at a tower controlled airport. After conducting a touch-and-go landing on Runway 24, he... Continue Reading →

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 →