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 →

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 →