Stuck rudder pedal bends Stearman

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Boeing A75N1. Injuries: None. Location: Foley, Ala. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was attempting to land, felt the airplane was high on final approach, so he established a forward slip to lose some altitude. Continue Reading →

Flat tire tears up Piper

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Tri-Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Norwich, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: During the landing roll the airplane pulled to the left. The pilot applied right rudder to correct and the airplane ground looped, which resulted in substantial damage to the... Continue Reading →

Student crashes on straight-in approach

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 152. Injuries: None. Location: San Antonio, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot planned to practice solo takeoffs and landings at a nearby tower-controlled airport. Her logbook revealed that this was her second solo flight and the first... Continue Reading →

Low altitude plus tall trees a bad combo

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 170B. Injuries: None. Location: Winterville, N.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was participating in a bean bag drop competition at the airfield. Continue Reading →

Crosswind creases Piper

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Malibu. Injuries: None. Location: Springfield, Vt. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land when the airplane encountered a strong gust of wind from the right. Continue Reading →

Emergency landing goes badly

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Glasair III. Injuries: None. Location: Darby, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, approximately two hours into a VFR cross-country flight, he noted indications of excessive cylinder head and exhaust gas temperatures. Continue Reading →

Super Cub strikes wire on takeoff

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Pilot Mountain, N.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a 1,900-foot turf airstrip. At the end of the airstrip were power transmission lines. Continue Reading →

Low altitude stall kills two

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Rans S-12. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Mesa, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: According to witnesses on the ground, shortly after takeoff, when the airplane was about 200 to 300 feet above the ground, it made a sudden right turn and... Continue Reading →

Crosswing crimps Cessna

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Prescott, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings in a crosswind. Continue Reading →

Fence catches Cub

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Sierraville, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing landings. The first two went well. Continue Reading →