Poor visbility, poor decisions

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Goble, Ore. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: A CFI and pilot receiving instruction were on a flight in an area of light rain, fog, and overcast ceilings. The airplane entered a hilly area during a... Continue Reading →

Bad water landing kills one

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Sportsman 2+2. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Kimerling, Mo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The float-equipped airplane was observed flying low over the lake, then appeared to make an attempt to land on the water. Continue Reading →

Unusual mid-air captures national attention

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by

The NTSB and FAA are investigating a skydiving/plane crash Saturday afternoon in Mulberry, Florida, according to a report at 970WFLA.com. The crash captured national attention with the skydiver appearing on the national morning television newscasts. Continue Reading →

Tailwind approach leads to crash

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Quicksilver MX Sprint II Injuries: None. Location: Willits, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: It was the student pilot’s first solo flight in the airplane. Continue Reading →

Landing stall for Piper

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Fort Collins, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land at a private landing strip on his property. Continue Reading →

Low-altitude stall kills one

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Bellanca Citabria. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Brockton, Mont. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Witnesses said the airplane made two low-altitude, 360° turns, climbed rapidly, then descended into the ground. Continue Reading →

Loose canopy distracts pilot

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Skeeter 1M. Injuries: 1 Fatal.Location: Oklahoma City. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was flying his homebuilt airplane on a cross-country flight when the canopy came loose. Continue Reading →

Link: ‘Crashing a Belite Airplane’

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

James Wiebe, owner of Belite Aircraft, has an opinion. He’s one of the more transparent people I’ve met. It doesn’t surprise me he wrote about the accident of a Belite UltraCub on his website. The details of this stall/spin accident,... Continue Reading →

Disoriented pilot crashes

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 350 Corvalis. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Salisbury, N.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Before the airplane continued on a cross-country flight, a lineman at the airport spoke to the pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, and mentioned the... Continue Reading →

Electrical failure for Piper

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Twin Comanche Injuries: None. Location: Roanoke, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was on a cross-country flight when he noticed that the alternators were producing just 9 volts. Continue Reading →