Poor approach for Piper

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

Intersection takeoff goes bad

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Lake Wales, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with his CFI. Continue Reading →

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

Loss of control on takeoff

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Evektor Sportstar Injuries: None. Location: Lancaster, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during takeoff. The pilot applied full engine power and the airplane veered to the left. Continue Reading →

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

Failure to follow procedure proves fatal

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Anderson, S.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with a CFI. The CFI then got out of the airplane and instructed the pilot to do three takeoffs and landings... Continue Reading →

Low-altitude manuever kills three

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 185. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Blanding, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was accompanied by his father and his flight instructor, who was very experienced in mountain flying and familiar with the local canyon areas. Continue Reading →

Failure to use checklist leads to accident

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →

Delayed go-around leads to crash

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20F. Injuries: 3 Serious. Location: McKinnon, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on runway 8, which measured 3,000 feet. He noted that the 3,000-foot runway was the shortest one he had ever attempted to... Continue Reading →

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it. Continue Reading →