The pilot was preparing to spray a hay field near Garfield, Kansas, when the Air Tractor AT-502B collided with the top set of power lines that were about 60 feet tall and hit the ground. The pilot was killed in the accident. [Read more…]
The flight instructor was flying the Piper PA-34-200 and demonstrating a short-field landing during the instructional flight in Spring, Texas.
The CFI reported that, after the plane touched down about 90 mph, the right brake pedal went full forward, and the brakes were not slowing the airplane. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, before departure, the Cessna 172 contained about 24 to 26 gallons of fuel, and a pre-takeoff engine run-up detected no anomalies.
Shortly after takeoff, when the airplane was about 100 to 200 feet above ground level, the engine sputtered and experienced a total loss of power. [Read more…]
During a dark night cross-country flight, the instrument-rated pilot was approaching the intended airport for landing when the Piper PA32R-300 collided with the blades of a wind turbine tower near Highmore, S.D., killing all four aboard. [Read more…]
During the building process of the Zenith CH-601XL, the pilot said he determined the unusable fuel amount in the fuel tanks with them uninstalled in the wings, placed on saw horses in a level attitude, but did not take into account wing dihedral, wing incidence, or pitch attitude.
On the day of the accident, he departed with what he thought was an adequate supply of fuel. [Read more…]
The Beech A36 departed on the accident flight, and after flying 1 hour, 18 minutes using fuel from the left tank, the pilot switched fuel tanks, and the engine lost power. [Read more…]
The Cessna 182 pilot was flying down a glacier near Cooper Landing, Alaska, for an extended period of time at a low power setting without the carburetor heat on.
Near the toe of the glacier, he attempted to add power to level the plane, but the engine did not respond. [Read more…]
The CFI of the Beech 76 reported that he and the student pilot had intentionally shut down and secured the right engine for training purposes, however they were unable to get it restarted. The instructor then flew the airplane back to the airport in Fort Pierce, Florida, and extended the landing gear while on a two-mile left base leg of the traffic pattern for Runway 14. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Lake LA-4 amphibian stated that the airplane was properly configured for landing on a lake near Chapin S.C., with the landing gear retracted and the flaps extended.
The approach was normal, however, he heard a loud bang immediately after touchdown and felt a lateral force in the cockpit. He then observed that the right wing pontoon had separated. He exited the cockpit before the airplane sank, sustaining minor injuries. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the takeoff run, just before liftoff from a frozen, snow-covered lake in Tanana, Alaska, the ski-equipped Piper PA-18 bounced over a snow drift.
The pilot applied corrective action, however, rudder control inputs were momentarily unresponsive and the left wing tip hit the snow-covered lake. [Read more…]