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…]
The Bellanca 17-30A pilot was using flight following services from air traffic control during the return leg of the cross-country flight and, about 12 miles from the destination, he reported to the approach controller that he had the airport in Albany, Ohio, in sight. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board will highlight lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving loss of control, during a seminar scheduled for 9 a.m., May 14, at the NTSB Training Center, in Ashburn, Virginia.
According to the Searey pilot, he positioned his plane to land in an area on a lake in Tavares, Florida, with light ripples. During the landing attempt, the plane bounced and he attempted to continue the landing instead of immediately initiating a go-around. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, after landing in Colebrook, N.H., a 180° turn was required to back taxi on the runway.
During the turn, the Cessna 140’s main landing gear encountered soft snow at the edge of the runway, and began to sink further into the snow. [Read more…]
The plans-built single-seat Bowers Fly Baby 1A had been built about eight years before the accident by another individual, who had flown it about 30 hours before it was purchased by the current owner/pilot.
In the year since the purchase, due to the low build-quality of the airplane, the pilot had made several modifications and repairs. [Read more…]