VFR into IMC kills two

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Morgan, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: There was no record of the non-instrument pilot obtaining a weather briefing prior to departure into mountainous terrain. Weather information at the time of the flight reported mountain... Continue Reading →

Stall leads to crash

Posted on February 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna Turbo 182. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Lebanon, N.H. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot took off from runway 36. A few minutes later when the plane was about a half mile from the runway at an altitude of 1,500... Continue Reading →

Loss of engine power brings down motorglider

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Pipistrel Virus. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Ray, Mich. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: A witness reported that the motorglider engine did not sound normal during the preflight run-up or takeoff. Continue Reading →

Drugged pilot crashes stolen airplane

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Fresno, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: At the time of the accident the 52-year-old pilot did not possess a valid pilot’s certificate. Continue Reading →

Unusual attitude leads to crash

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna Turbo 206. Injuries: 2 Fatal, 2 Serious. Location: Show Low, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, and three passengers took off before dawn. Continue Reading →

Snow snags Aviat

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Aviat A-1. Injuries: None. Location: Somerset, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot attempted a takeoff on a snow-covered runway. Continue Reading →

Bad bounce for Cessna

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Honolulu, Hawaii. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was on a solo flight. During the approach to land, the plane touched down hard and bounced twice. Continue Reading →

Power-loss landing results in off pavement landing

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Chehalis, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during a flight review. While performing a simulated engine-out forced landing at a non-controlled airport the pilot did not manage the glide profile in a manner... Continue Reading →

Landing gear collapses on touchdown

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Luscombe 8A. Injuries: None. Location: Umatilla, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in the tailwheel airplane. When it touched down it drifted to the left. Continue Reading →

Hard landing for Piper

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Seneca. Injuries: None. Location: Shelter Island, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: While attempting to land, the airplane crossed over trees at the runway threshold, then experienced a downdraft and decay in airspeed. It touched down hard and bounced. The... Continue Reading →