The pilot reported that, during the approach to landing, the RV-9A’s propeller stopped spinning, but that the engine continued functioning normally. He subsequently made a forced landing to a field near Apopka, Fla. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he was practicing an engine out maneuver to a landing on the water in the Piper PA-18-150 near Lake Wales, Fla.
At 500 feet mean sea level, he “cut” the engine power and turned the carburetor heat to full on. As he neared the water, he started to flare when the left float grabbed the water first. [Read more…]
The Bellanca 17-30A was cruising at 8,500 feet when the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot switched the fuel selector from the auxiliary tank to the left main fuel tank.
During the transition, the engine experienced another loss of power. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot reported that he took off with the intent to remain in the airport traffic pattern in Ramona, Calif., and do touch and go takeoffs and landings.
During the landing on the second circuit, the Cessna 172 ballooned during the flare. When he continued to attempt the landing, the plane ballooned a second time and started to veer to the right. [Read more…]
During an annual inspection on Feb. 26, 2014, a mechanic discovered buckling, compression, and kinking of both firewall sections of the Cessna 172M.
In addition, the front floor sections, front belly sections, front belly skin, center pedestal, and numerous stringers and angles were damaged. [Read more…]
The pilot completed his third aerial application sortie of the day in the Grumman G164-A, and was returning for landing on a paved private airstrip near Caruthers, Calif. On touchdown, he heard a “huge bang,” and the airplane began to roll right wing down. [Read more…]
While taking off from Runway 32 at the airport in Fredericksburg, Texas, the Cessna 185 encountered a crosswind. As soon as the tailwheel came off the runway, the plane veered to the left. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, at 17,000 feet mean sea level, the Cirrus SR22’s engine suddenly started vibrating severely and partially lost power. He declared an emergency and an air traffic controller provided vectors for an instrument approach into an airport near Pocatello, Idaho. [Read more…]
The pilot’s son reported that he saw his father’s Beech A36 initiate a slow taxi for departure from the airport in Fryeburg, Maine, drift right off the taxiway, and then come to rest next to a snow bank. The son found the pilot slumped over the control yoke, and he was subsequently transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while in cruise flight, the FK Lightplanes FK9’s engine experienced a partial power loss. The experimental plane was unable to maintain altitude, so the pilot chose to perform an off-airport landing to an open field near Canton, Georgia. During the landing roll, the airplane hit a berm, became airborne, and then landed hard. [Read more…]