Low altitude stall for Cessna 150

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: None. Location: Gulf Shores, Ala. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A flight instructor and student pilot were returning to the airport at the conclusion of a local training flight. The student made the landing approach. The airplane touched... Continue Reading →

Lack of experience puts Kitfox off runway

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Kitfox V. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Owenton, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was the owner of the airplane, was on an instructional flight to obtain a tailwheel endorsement. He reported that the airplane experienced a sudden gust... Continue Reading →

Emergency landing at night goes bad

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 185F. Injuries: None. Location: Winnett, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot held a commercial certificate but did not have a current medical or flight review at the time of the accident. He had recently purchased the airplane, which... Continue Reading →

T-6 flips on landing

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: North American AT-6. Injuries: None. Location: Delmar, Del. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was delivering the recently-sold vintage military trainer.  He first landed at a paved airport near the new owner’s farm. The new owner then asked the pilot... Continue Reading →

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 →