The Aviat Aircraft A1B pilot reported that after touchdown on a grass airstrip in LaGrange, Wyo., the landing roll was normal for about 100 feet, but then the plane came to an abrupt stop, like it had hit something. [Read more…]
The Taylorcraft BC-65 pilot instructed the runway repair technicians at the airport in Fallston, Md., to move their equipment so that he could depart from the closed runway that was NOTAM’d. He then took off downwind.
Later, he returned and the technicians were surprised when the airplane “committed” to landing downwind on the closed runway. [Read more…]
A Cessna 182L, the lead airplane, and a Cessna 185F, the trail airplane, collided during a formation skydiving flight in Superior, Wis., resulting in one minor injury. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll at the airport in Monroe, N.C., the Piper PA-46-500TP’s right main landing gear tire failed.
He aborted the takeoff, and the plane departed the right side of the runway. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the flare for landing at the airport in Burwell, Neb., a deer ran towards the Piper PA-28-181 from his left side.
He tried to raise the left wing to clear the deer. [Read more…]
The pilot of the amphibious float-equipped airplane reported that during the initial climb from an airport runway, he was distracted by other airport traffic and forgot to retract the landing gear.
As he approached his destination, which was a lake near Emily, Minn., he stated he did not perform the before landing checklist as he usually does, and failed to notice that the landing gear was still down. [Read more…]
A CFI and pilot receiving instruction were landing a tailwheel-equipped Cessna 172N at the airport in Loveland, Colo. The CFI reported that after touchdown the airplane veered to the right. He took control of the plane and applied full left rudder and left brake.
The plane tracked straight for a moment before it turned right and departed the runway. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the Cessna 210’s landing gear actuator had been rebuilt and that all ground tests were uneventful. During the takeoff for the maintenance test flight at an airport in Florence, Ore., the landing gear retracted normally.
However, when selected to the extend position for landing, the left and right main landing gear would not extend. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot departed from an uncontrolled airport in Delta, Colo., to rendezvous with an examiner for his private pilot practical test. Weather conditions were overcast clouds at 600 feet and four miles visibility. After takeoff, the Cessna 182E hit terrain about two miles from the departure end of the runway, on the extended runway centerline, killing the student pilot. The debris field was consistent with a high speed impact at a flat pitch attitude. [Read more…]
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…]