The pilot reported that about 20 minutes into the banner tow flight near Gainesville, Florida, he noticed that the Cessna 172 had descended about 100 feet from its established altitude. [Read more…]
The pilot and passenger departed on a balloon flight and had been airborne for a little over an hour before making three attempts to land near Rio Rancho, N.M. [Read more…]
The Cessna 170 had not been flown for about eight months.
Before departing to practice landings at the airport in Ridgely, Maryland, the owner added aviation gasoline to the fuel tanks, which also contained automotive gasoline that had been added about six to eight months previously. [Read more…]
The Beech S35 pilot reported that he was making a straight-in approach to land at the airport in Brownwood, Texas, when the engine lost power. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was landing at a non-towered airport in Onaway, Mich., at night to drop off a passenger. During the landing flare just prior to touchdown, he saw three deer run onto the runway out of his periphery. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot was performing a touch-and-go landing and touched down too far down the runway at the airport in Tomball, Texas. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was flying low over a rice field in Willows, Calif., when the Champion’s wheels caught in the vegetation.
He tried to pull up, but the plane was pulled down into the rice field. [Read more…]
The flight instructor stated that, while in cruise flight at an altitude of 2,500 feet near Christmas, Florida, he observed two large birds directly ahead of the airplane. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he departed for a flight to his home base airport. While the Ercoupe 415-D was climbing through 200 feet above ground level, the engine began to run roughly. While he was attempting to turn back toward the airport in Beaver Falls, Pa., the engine experienced a total loss of power. He subsequently made an emergency landing in a nearby field. [Read more…]
While in flight, the Champion 7GCB’s rudder cable separated. The pilot was able to return to the airport in Pearsall, Texas, and align the airplane to land.
During the landing flare, the plane began to drift and the pilot was not able to correct the drift. He initiated a go-around, however the airplane then entered an aerodynamic stall and subsequently hit the ground. [Read more…]