During a practice touch-and-go landing in the Cessna 172 in Deer Valley, Ariz., the student pilot did not properly maintain runway alignment during the landing flare. The flight instructor took control of the plane as the wheels touched down on the runway, and attempted a go-around. [Read more…]
The Cessna T310R pilot reported that during the landing roll of his second uneventful landing at San Luis Obispo, Calif., the right main landing gear started to shimmy. He slowed the plane and proceeded towards the nearest taxiway.
Before exiting the runway, he went to retract the flaps when he inadvertently raised the landing gear handle. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was also the owner/builder of the RV-7A, departed for a cross-country flight from his home airport near Jackson Hole, Wyo. Witnesses reported that, following departure, they observed the airplane climb to about 500 to 600 feet above ground level while it was maneuvering onto the downwind leg.
Witnesses also reported that the engine was producing abnormal sounds and appeared to lose power. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during takeoff from a snow-covered mountain ridge line near Delta Junction, Alaska, the Piper PA 18-150 did not attain sufficient airspeed to takeoff before reaching the end of the site, so he aborted the takeoff. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that, during the landing roll, the left main landing gear wheel fractured on the Parrakeet. The experimental-homebuilt airplane subsequently veered off the runway in Castroville, Texas, and flipped over. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during a landing at a remote dirt airstrip near Cascade, Idaho, while on short final, the Kitfox encountered a downdraft that resulted in a touchdown short of the runway. After impact the airplane nosed over. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the Mooney M20J about 1,000 feet above ground level when the engine experienced a loss of power. He initiated a forced landing to a road near Lund, Nevada, however the engine regained power before the airplane landed. As the plane began to climb out, it hit power lines. [Read more…]
After an uneventful departure, climb, and cruise, the pilot performed a standard 45° entry into the traffic pattern at the high elevation airport in Big Bear, Calif.
The Cessna 182Q descended low during the final approach, and the pilot applied full forward throttle control. The engine responded, however the descent was not arrested as he expected. [Read more…]
The Cirrus SR20 was captured on airport surveillance cameras as the pilot attempted to land in Bolingbrook, Ill. A review of the video revealed that the plane touched down multiple times about halfway down the runway.
During the go-around, witnesses reported that they observed the SR20 depart the runway and make a left turn at low altitude. It descended with the wings level as it flew over a few buildings. It then hit a tree and a light pole, and then hit terrain next to a bank building. [Read more…]
Witnesses reported observing the RV-6 traveling very low and fast over terrain near Williams, Calif. They then saw the airplane disappear behind a hill, followed by rising black smoke. [Read more…]