As the Beech C90 was descending toward its destination airport, the pilot reported to an air traffic controller en route that he needed to change his destination to a closer airport because the airplane was low on fuel. The controller advised him to land at an airport that was four miles away near Springdale, Ark. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated private pilot departed on a cross-country flight in the Cessna T310R without obtaining a weather briefing from a flight service station or the Direct User Access Terminal System, and he did not communicate with air traffic control during the flight.
Existing weather advisories for instrument flight rules conditions along the intended route of flight had been issued. [Read more…]
Witnesses at a gun club in Paulden, Ariz., reported observing the Cessna 340A make a high-speed, low pass from north to south over the club’s buildings and then maneuver around for another low pass from east to west.
During the second low pass, the plane hit a radio tower that was about 50 feet tall, and the right wing sheared off about 10 feet of the tower’s top. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during a test flight, the Zenith CH701 encountered moderate turbulence so he decided to return to the airport in Snohomish, Wash.
While turning to the crosswind leg in the pattern, the plane suddenly banked sharply and descended uncontrollably. [Read more…]
The Air Tractor 402B pilot reported that he was reading a map in an effort to identify the correct field to spray while maneuvering at low altitude in dark night conditions near Wellton, Ariz. [Read more…]
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…]