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 →

Hand prop accident fatal

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: San Diego, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The passenger reported that he and the pilot were both seated in the airplane when the pilot made three unsuccessful attempts to start the engine. Continue Reading →

Frozen runway results in loss of control

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Grand Isle, Vt. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Before departing for a private airport, the pilot called the owner of the destination airport to inquire about the condition of the turf runway. The area had been... Continue Reading →

Cessna stalls on approach

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 340A. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Ocala, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: On the accident flight the 1,005-hour pilot was cleared to land and entered the left downwind leg of the traffic pattern to land to the north. Continue Reading →

Sun blinds pilot on landing

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beech Baron. Injuries: None. Location: Walterboro, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in the late afternoon on a runway with a westerly heading. Continue Reading →

Poor flare for student pilot

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Richland, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing touch-and-goes. Continue Reading →