The WACO YMF pilot departed from Runway 26, and flew over a local golf course, then turned to return to the airport in Somerville, N.J., where she entered the traffic pattern on the downwind leg for runway 26, flying between 75 and 80 knots. [Read more…]
The pilot was departing on a short cross-country flight to deliver the Cessna 172C for some elective maintenance.
He requested and received clearance for an intersection departure at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he smelled “electrical” smoke during a cross-country flight in his RV-4. [Read more…]
The Boeing B75N1 pilot reported that he briefed the planned jump with the parachutists before departure during a festival in Tampa, Florida, and that the parachutists were supposed to jump after reaching 2,800 feet mean sea level (msl).
About 30 minutes before the jump, the right-wing parachutist requested to depart from the right wing rather than the front seat; the pilot and left-wing parachutist agreed. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, night was approaching when he landed the Cessna 185 seaplane on a lake near Northeast Carry, Maine, and taxied to shore to discover he was at the wrong destination. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while in the traffic pattern at the airport in Watsonville, Calif., the Tecnam P92’s right rudder stopped responding. [Read more…]
The pilot and passenger departed on a flight near Galveston, Texas, in a North American P51D, a vintage warbird.
After departure, radar tracked the flight along a bay in a southwestern direction. [Read more…]
About 35 minutes into the cross-country flight, the Cessna T210M’s engine lost power, and the airplane started to descend near Scipio, Utah. [Read more…]
A review of air traffic control recordings indicated that, after the Glasair Sportsman GS-2 crossed over the mountains, the pilot checked in with the Denver terminal radar approach controller and expressed concern about the weather at her destination airport.
After receiving weather for a closer airport, which included visibility 1.5 miles in mist with a 400-foot overcast ceiling, she changed her destination to that airport. About three minutes later, she asked the controller if other pilots had reported icing during descent, and the controller responded that other pilots had reported icing in cloud tops about 9,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot rented the airplane in Canada and filed a VFR flight plan for a cross-country flight to a destination in Canada. The flight was not approved to leave Canada.
The flight plan was subsequently closed and investigators could not determine the flight’s last departure point and time. The wreckage of the Cessna 172 was found on a runway at an airport in Nashville, Tennessee, the following afternoon during an airfield inspection. The pilot was killed in the crash. [Read more…]