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 →

VFR into IMC kills one

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cirrus SR20. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Moscow, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The non-instrument-rated pilot told employees at the airport that he was in a hurry to depart due to possible bad weather in the area. He did not file... Continue Reading →

Takeoff with tailwind leads to loss of control

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: None. Location: Ketchikan, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane told investigators that he took off from runway 29 with a slight left quartering tailwind. Continue Reading →

Beechcraft Skipper runs out of fuel

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beechcraft Skipper. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Clark, S.D. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The passenger reported that the airplane’s low fuel light illuminated during the flight. Continue Reading →

Amphib flips on landing

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Murphy Rebel. Injuries: None. Location: Hayden Lake, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The owner of the amphibious airplane was receiving instruction from a CFI. The accident happened when the pilot was attempting to land on glassy water. Continue Reading →

Pilot’s delay leads to overrun

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Arrow. Injuries: None. Location: Mariposa, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, who was attempting to take off from a 3,300-foot runway, the airplane did not accelerate as he anticipated it would, Continue Reading →

Super Cub dings tail on takeoff

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Gakona, Alaska. Aircraft damage: None. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to take off from a remote, 800-foot-long, gravel-covered airstrip. The winds were variable. During the takeoff roll, just before liftoff, a gust... Continue Reading →

Steep turn leads to stall

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beech Bonanza. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Lake in the Hills, Ill. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: A commercial pilot accompanied by a CFI was practicing touch-and-goes. The commercial pilot, 82, did not hold a medical certificate at the time of the... Continue Reading →

Airplane stalls on go-around

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 177B. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Honesdale, Pa. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was operating on a temporary certificate in preparation for an FAA competency checkride. The compentency checkride was required following an accident that happened when the pilot... Continue Reading →