The pilot reported that during the approach to landing to a remote airstrip located within a canyon near Salmon, Idaho, the wind changed direction while he was on short final. [Read more…]
According to a friend of the airplane’s owner, the purpose of the flight was for the owner to check out another pilot in the Liberty Aerospace XL-2.
Review of uncorrelated radar data indicated that the flight departed and maneuvered in the local area for about 26 minutes before the accident occurred. [Read more…]
The commercial pilot, who was also the builder of the experimental Glasair TT, departed with full fuel for the planned 2.5-hour cross-country flight.
The airplane was equipped with two independent means of determining fuel quantity: [Read more…]
The flight instructor reported that he and the pilot receiving instruction had completed a local instructional flight and were returning to the airport in Burlington, Mass.
While the Cirrus SR22 was about 1,700 foot mean sea level, the engine began running roughly and subsequently lost all power. [Read more…]
About five minutes after the RV-6 departed from the airport in Sauk Rapids, Minn., an air traffic controller notified the pilot that an Airbus was 30 miles southwest of the airport and inbound.
About seven minutes later, the pilot reported that he had the Airbus in sight and then stated that he was going to take a picture of it. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after departure and while in the traffic pattern at the airport in Lock Haven, Pa., the Taylor J-2 was operating normally but that the engine suddenly lost partial power.
Due to the low altitude at the time of the power loss, he decided to land between several houses in a clearing. During the forced landing, the airplane hit trees. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the Cessna 188 with a banner attached when he noticed a loss of oil pressure. [Read more…]
The Mooney M20TN pilot reported that during the sixth and final landing of the day, he was aware of another airplane in the landing pattern at the airport in Yakima, Wash., that disrupted his routine. [Read more…]
The CFI reported he had completed a one hour flight with his student and they landed uneventfully at the airport in Orlando, Florida. After landing, the Cessna 172 had a long taxi to return to the FBO. [Read more…]
The pilot was flying on a cross-country flight to check on his son, who was participating in a mountaineering class in Talkeetna, Alaska.
He had exhausted the fuel in the left fuel tank and was operating the Aeronca 15-AC on the right fuel tank. He reported that he thought the airplane had about 12 gallons of fuel remaining. [Read more…]