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 →

Low altitude stall for Cessna 150

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: None. Location: Gulf Shores, Ala. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A flight instructor and student pilot were returning to the airport at the conclusion of a local training flight. The student made the landing approach. The airplane touched... Continue Reading →

Lack of experience puts Kitfox off runway

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Kitfox V. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Owenton, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was the owner of the airplane, was on an instructional flight to obtain a tailwheel endorsement. He reported that the airplane experienced a sudden gust... Continue Reading →

Emergency landing at night goes bad

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 185F. Injuries: None. Location: Winnett, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot held a commercial certificate but did not have a current medical or flight review at the time of the accident. He had recently purchased the airplane, which... Continue Reading →

T-6 flips on landing

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: North American AT-6. Injuries: None. Location: Delmar, Del. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was delivering the recently-sold vintage military trainer.  He first landed at a paved airport near the new owner’s farm. The new owner then asked the pilot... Continue Reading →

Gusty crosswind bends Cessna

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Moscow Mills, Mo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot attempted to take off from the 3,227-foot runway with the wind from 180° at 13 knots gusting to 23 knots. Continue Reading →

Poor fuel flow brings down Piper

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Tri-Pacer. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Bangor, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: On the day before the accident, the owner/pilot made a forced landing to a field due to a loss of engine power. Continue Reading →