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 →

Carb ice brings down Cessna

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fitchburg, Mass. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: On the day of the accident, the student pilot, accompanied by a CFI, conducted a touch-and-go landing. While on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern for the... Continue Reading →

Wind gusts, deep snow bad combination

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Cascade, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot and a witness, the landing approach was normal. The airplane touched down in a three-point attitude close to the runway threshold and on the runway... Continue Reading →

Student loses control on landing roll

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Remos G-3. Injuries: None. Location: Sarasota, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing solo touch-and-go landings. The first four went well, Continue Reading →

Poor technique puts Archer in grass

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Archer. Injuries: None. Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane was aligned with the centerline of the runway as the pilot applied full power. It accelerated and then began to veer left. Continue Reading →