During a practice touch-and-go landing in the Cessna 172 in Deer Valley, Ariz., the student pilot did not properly maintain runway alignment during the landing flare. The flight instructor took control of the plane as the wheels touched down on the runway, and attempted a go-around. [Read more…]
While in flight, the Champion 7GCB’s rudder cable separated. The pilot was able to return to the airport in Pearsall, Texas, and align the airplane to land.
During the landing flare, the plane began to drift and the pilot was not able to correct the drift. He initiated a go-around, however the airplane then entered an aerodynamic stall and subsequently hit the ground. [Read more…]
The Cessna 182 pilot reported that he had flown a group of skydivers to altitude for an intentional parachute jump about three miles north of the airport near Boulder, Colo., and was returning for landing at the time of the accident. The plane was on final approach when the engine lost power.
Attempts to restore engine power were unsuccessful, and he ditched the airplane into a lake short of the runway. [Read more…]
The Cessna T310R pilot reported that during the landing roll of his second uneventful landing at San Luis Obispo, Calif., the right main landing gear started to shimmy. He slowed the plane and proceeded towards the nearest taxiway.
Before exiting the runway, he went to retract the flaps when he inadvertently raised the landing gear handle. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was also the owner/builder of the RV-7A, departed for a cross-country flight from his home airport near Jackson Hole, Wyo. Witnesses reported that, following departure, they observed the airplane climb to about 500 to 600 feet above ground level while it was maneuvering onto the downwind leg.
Witnesses also reported that the engine was producing abnormal sounds and appeared to lose power. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during takeoff from a snow-covered mountain ridge line near Delta Junction, Alaska, the Piper PA 18-150 did not attain sufficient airspeed to takeoff before reaching the end of the site, so he aborted the takeoff. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that, during the landing roll, the left main landing gear wheel fractured on the Parrakeet. The experimental-homebuilt airplane subsequently veered off the runway in Castroville, Texas, and flipped over. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during a landing at a remote dirt airstrip near Cascade, Idaho, while on short final, the Kitfox encountered a downdraft that resulted in a touchdown short of the runway. After impact the airplane nosed over. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the Mooney M20J about 1,000 feet above ground level when the engine experienced a loss of power. He initiated a forced landing to a road near Lund, Nevada, however the engine regained power before the airplane landed. As the plane began to climb out, it hit power lines. [Read more…]
During the takeoff roll, a hawk struck the Bellanca’s windscreen and then struck the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The plane veered to the right, exited the runway in Delavan, Wis., and nosed over. [Read more…]