The private pilot and his two passengers departed on a local pleasure flight in the Cessna 210 near Pagosa Springs, Colo. Right after takeoff, engine oil covered the windscreen and the engine began to lose power. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that following an uneventful takeoff in the amphibious float equipped Maule M7-235, he intended on performing a water landing at a nearby lake as part of his checkride.
During the water landing near Lake Havasu, Arizona, the airplane immediately nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings, as well as two minor injuries. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while climbing to 15,000 feet mean sea level, the autopilot disengaged and the autopilot disconnect chime sounded accompanied by an “AP fail A-B” message. At this point, he decided to return to the departure airport near Wheeling, Ill. [Read more…]
The pilot had recently purchased the American Champion Aircraft 8KCAB from the factory and was returning to his home airport when the accident occurred.
The weather conditions initially forecast in the vicinity of the destination airport before departure were consistent with visual meteorological conditions, however, by the time the pilot was within 50 miles of the destination airport, the forecast and actual weather conditions had deteriorated to instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). [Read more…]
The pilot departed on a short cross-country flight and arrived at his destination airport near Coldwater, Mich. He overflew the airport and observed blowing snow on both runways. Because the wind was from 220°, he elected to land on runway 22.
During the roll-out, the Cessna 340 hit the plowed snow at the intersection of runway 07/25. The nose gear collapsed, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. [Read more…]
This was the first flight for the Piper PA24-250 in the last three months, during which time, it was parked on a ramp outside in the winter in San Jose, Calif.
The pilot reported he performed a preflight inspection, but that he did not sump the fuel system. [Read more…]
During the approach for an attempted forced landing into a clearing near Poulsbo, Wash., the Ercoupe 415C hit trees and then collided with the ground in a nose-down attitude.
The pilot sustained serious injuries during the accident but was able to call 911 on his cell phone. He subsequently died from complications related to his injuries about two weeks later. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while in cruise flight, the Piper PA-22-108 experienced a total loss of engine power about eight miles from the intended destination. Unable to restart the engine, he subsequently ditched the airplane in a lake near Forsyth, Mo. [Read more…]
The Piper PA18-150 pilot reported that he and his father had flown to a location near Willcox, Arizona, to camp and hunt. They made three passes over an open area to find a suitable landing spot. [Read more…]
The non-certificated pilot reported that, following an uneventful local sightseeing flight in his Searey, he conducted a low pass over a lake near Stanwood, Wash., with glassy water conditions, but he did not intend to land.
He thought the plane was about 3 or 4 feet above the water when it suddenly skimmed the water’s surface. [Read more…]