The student pilot was attempting to land the Cessna 172P at the airport in Bluffton, Ohio, when a gust of wind lifted the right wing, which caused the airplane to move to the left. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that the preflight and engine run-up of the Cessna 172F were satisfactory prior to the departure from the 1,641-foot grass runway.
The grass was a little high (estimated to be 5 to 6 inches) and soft due to rain from earlier that week. [Read more…]
The Cessna 150 departed on the local night flight in instrument flight rules conditions with 7 miles visibility and overcast clouds at 300 feet above ground level (agl).
Radar data showed it departed the runway, made one flight around the traffic pattern, and landed six minutes later.
It departed again to the west, did not remain in the traffic pattern, and reached an altitude of 740 feet agl. It made a left turn, which tightened as it descended about 1,900 feet per minute.
The plane hit a field near Watkins, Colo., and bounced one time before it came to rest upright. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was also the builder of the Van’s RV-10, departed for a cross-country flight from his home airport. The passenger reported that, following a normal departure, the airplane continued the takeoff climb through some cloud wisps and ascended above a lower cloud cover with an overcast layer above.
Suddenly, the engine experienced a total loss of power. [Read more…]
A witness reported that he observed the Cessna 150 at an altitude of between 800 to 1,000 feet above ground level about two miles from his location.
About the same time, he also heard the airplane’s engine sputter, and he then observed the airplane in a vertical, nose-down attitude for three to four seconds before it went out of sight behind a hill. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the flight departed about two hours after sunset and that, several minutes after departure, the Piper PA-28-235’s lights began to dim. [Read more…]
Witnesses to the accident reported observing the Eagle C-7 balloon approaching the landing zone in Ruther Glen, Va., from the south where another balloon had just landed.
A video obtained from one of the witnesses showed that, as the balloon descended and approached the landing site, the pilot engaged the burner. However, shortly after, the balloon struck power lines, which resulted in a spark. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he was flying the Just Aircraft Highlander about 500 feet above the ground, dropping candy to children as part of a church outing near Roxbury, Pa. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was also the builder/owner of the Zenith CH-750, reported that he was en route toward his home airport with each wing tank about 3/4 full.
About 50 minutes into the flight, the engine experienced a total loss of power, and he was unable to restart the engine. [Read more…]
The Van’s RV-12 was inbound for landing at the airport in Bayport, N.Y., and had joined a 45° approach to the left base leg for the runway.
The Chipmunk had taxied to the end of the runway to conduct an engine run-up. [Read more…]