The pilot reported that he took off from the surface of the lake in Wurtsboro, N.Y., in an FPNA A-22 Valor into a 9-knot wind. Once the light-sport floatplane climbed above the treetops, the pilot initiated a left turn and retracted the flaperons “simultaneously.” [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the Grumman G164A aerial-application airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power while en route to the field to be sprayed near Monte Vista, Colo. He jettisoned the plane’s chemical load following the loss of engine power, but it was unable to maintain altitude and he made a forced landing in a pasture. [Read more…]
The RV-6A was one of a group of five airplanes traveling to a fly-in. The group planned to land at an interim stop before continuing to the fly-in the following day.
The RV was the fourth to land at the airport in Knox, Ind. During the approach, it hit the ground about where a base-to-final approach turn would have been expected. [Read more…]
The pilot was practicing instrument maneuvers about 1,500 feet mean sea level in a Mooney M20J near Leonardtown, Maryland, with a CFI on board, when the engine stopped responding to throttle control inputs and producing enough power to maintain level flight. [Read more…]
The Kitfox III was about 1,000 feet above ground level when the engine experienced a loss of power. The pilot was able to momentarily regain engine power twice before the engine lost total power. [Read more…]
The private pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 175 on a paved runway in Willimantic, Conn.
During the landing roll, a ground witness heard a “shimmy” when the tailwheel made contact with the paved surface. The plane departed the right side of the runway into grass, where it ground-looped. [Read more…]
The pilot reported to an FAA inspector that, after completing a preflight inspection of the Cessna 210M and an engine run up, he taxied the airplane for departure from the airport in Shirley, N.Y. As the plane rotated off the runway, he noted that the control yoke felt “heavy.” [Read more…]
The Cessna 180A pilot had been cleared to land long on the runway at Anchorage, Alaska, as requested. However, he became aware of a faster airplane that would be landing behind his plane, so he decided to land closer to the approach end so that he could exit the runway about midfield instead. [Read more…]
The fatal flight was an instructional flight in Flushing, Mich., with a student pilot and a flight instructor onboard.
Video evidence from a ground-based source indicated that the Taylorcraft BC12-65 was in a nose-high left turn at a moderate bank angle. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was conducting a wildlife survey flight in the Aviat A-1B, had been airborne about 2.5 hours, when the observer said he would like to take a break.
At that time, the flight was over a high mesa covered in short grass near Fort Smith, Mont., which the pilot decided was a suitable landing area. [Read more…]