The student pilot was conducting a solo flight in a Cirrus SR20 at an uncontrolled airport in Fort Collins, Colo. An airport video showed the student attempting to land on a runway about 30 seconds after the departure of a Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot departed on a cross-country flight in the Piper PA 28-181 after topping off the fuel tanks.
Radar data and fuel records revealed that, about three hours later, the airplane stopped at an airport and was fueled. It subsequently departed and flew toward the destination airport for about 30 miles, but it then returned to the same airport to be fueled again. The airplane departed again and flew toward the destination airport. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, shortly after the skydiving flight departed, the Cessna 210’s engine experienced a “mechanical failure,” so he made a forced landing in a farm field south of the airport near Sussex, N.J.
The airplane nosed over in the mud, which resulted in structural damage to the airframe. [Read more…]
The pilot was conducting an early morning repositioning flight of the Cessna 404. Shortly after takeoff, he reported to air traffic control that he had “lost an engine” and would return to the airport.
Several witnesses reported that the engines were running rough and one witness reported that he did not hear any engine sounds just before the crash. The airplane hit trees, a wooden enclosure, a chain-linked fence, and shrubs in a residential area in Englewood, Colo., and was damaged by the impact and postimpact fire. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he flew the traffic pattern to a touchdown zone landing on runway centerline at the airport in Wachula, Florida.
However, after touching down, the Piper PA-46 “floated back up,” then touched down again “with authority.” [Read more…]
The pilot had planned to depart on a local solo flight in St. Petersburg, Florida. He completed a preflight inspection of the Cessna T182T, which was parked outside of the pilot’s hangar, and pointed towards a set of hangars about 50 feet away. [Read more…]
The Cessna 182Q pilot departed from a dirt airstrip in mountainous terrain earlier during the day, and was preparing to land at another mountain dirt airstrip near San Luis Obispo, Calif. [Read more…]
The sport pilot was performing touch and go landings on Runway 17R at the airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the fourth landing a wind gust turned the Champion 7EC to the left. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that he calculated that the Piper PA 24-250 had sufficient fuel on board for about 90 minutes of flight; he estimated that the flight to his intended destination would take about 70 minutes. [Read more…]
According to the commercial pilot, during the approach to land in Tampa, Florida, after the personal flight, he observed that the green landing gear indicator light on the Cessna T210 was illuminated. He further reported that the gear warning horn did not sound before touchdown.
During the landing, the left main landing gear (MLG) collapsed, and the left wing sank toward the runway. [Read more…]