The Kitfox III was about 1,000 feet above ground level when the engine experienced a loss of power. The pilot was able to momentarily regain engine power twice before the engine lost total power. [Read more…]
The private pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 175 on a paved runway in Willimantic, Conn.
During the landing roll, a ground witness heard a “shimmy” when the tailwheel made contact with the paved surface. The plane departed the right side of the runway into grass, where it ground-looped. [Read more…]
The pilot reported to an FAA inspector that, after completing a preflight inspection of the Cessna 210M and an engine run up, he taxied the airplane for departure from the airport in Shirley, N.Y. As the plane rotated off the runway, he noted that the control yoke felt “heavy.” [Read more…]
The Cessna 180A pilot had been cleared to land long on the runway at Anchorage, Alaska, as requested. However, he became aware of a faster airplane that would be landing behind his plane, so he decided to land closer to the approach end so that he could exit the runway about midfield instead. [Read more…]
The fatal flight was an instructional flight in Flushing, Mich., with a student pilot and a flight instructor onboard.
Video evidence from a ground-based source indicated that the Taylorcraft BC12-65 was in a nose-high left turn at a moderate bank angle. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was conducting a wildlife survey flight in the Aviat A-1B, had been airborne about 2.5 hours, when the observer said he would like to take a break.
At that time, the flight was over a high mesa covered in short grass near Fort Smith, Mont., which the pilot decided was a suitable landing area. [Read more…]
The student pilot stated that immediately after becoming airborne from the airport in Kamiah, Idaho, the Cessna 152 began to bank to the left. [Read more…]
According to the passenger, the pilot of the Super Cub was making a second low pass over friends just before the accident in Sterling, Alaska. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane flying very slowly, about 300 feet above the ground, with the engine at a low power setting. [Read more…]
During an instructional flight in a Cessna 172RG over Redmond, Ore., the CFI and student were unable to fully extend or retract the left main landing gear. They made several attempts to fix the problem, but were unsuccessful, so they made a gear-up landing. [Read more…]
The pilot, flying a Grumman Tiger, was attempting to land at the airport in Ankeny, Iowa, in night VFR conditions. He listened to the AWOS and learned the wind was from 220° at 10 knots, gusting to 26 knots. The first attempt to land resulted in a bounce, so he did a go-around. [Read more…]