The pilot reported that, after the Bellanca 8KCAB lifted off after several touch-and-go landings, he suddenly smelled fuel and observed streaming fuel. The fuel appeared to come from the fuel system header tank area and streamed onto the cockpit floor between his feet. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot departed late in the afternoon in marginal visual flight rules (VFR) conditions.
After climbing the Cessna 172 to the desired cruising altitude, he was forced to descend due to worsening weather conditions to maintain VFR. [Read more…]
Two witnesses reported that they saw the pilot performing touch-and-go landings at the airport in Macon, Ga.
During takeoff, the Piper J3C-65 lifted off about halfway down the runway and began a right turn to the crosswind leg of the traffic pattern when it was about 100 feet above ground level (agl). As it began the right turn, its bank angle increased from about 30° to 90°, and its forward speed slowed.
The Cub stalled, rolled right, and descended uncontrolled into a grassy area adjacent to the runway, resulting in two serious injuries. [Read more…]
In a statement provided by the pilot, the fuel calculations for the flight in the Piper PA 18-150 were based on the fuel burn from the flight the day before.
On the day of the accident, the pilot used a clock timer from the time of engine start to estimate the longevity of the fuel supply. He and his passenger departed on a low altitude wildlife control flight. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the descent to the airport in Lexington, Texas, he applied carburetor heat but that he then removed carburetor heat when leveling off.
He reduced the throttle to slow the Cessna 182 while on final approach. When he advanced the throttle to maintain airspeed, the engine power did not increase and he was unable to restore full engine power. The engine subsequently lost all power when he applied carburetor heat. [Read more…]
According to the operator/owner, the non-instrument-rated pilot was visiting the United States on vacation and had rented the Piper PA-28-161 for a week. The pilot planned a day trip to an airport located about 2.5 hours from the airplane’s home base, and the accident occurred on the return leg near Stuart, Fla. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was departing to the north from a snow-covered grass runway in Hartford, Wis., in a ski-equipped tailwheel Taylorcraft BC12-D.
A plowed asphalt runway intersected the snow-covered runway, and snowbanks were located on the north and south side of the plowed runway. [Read more…]
About 90 minutes before the flight, the pilot received a preflight weather briefing, which included an advisory for moderate icing between the freezing level (expected to be at or below 10,000 feet mean sea level and 22,000 feet msl.)
The pilot reported that the Cirrus SR22 encountered instrument meteorological conditions with light icing accumulation about 45 minutes into the flight. [Read more…]
A witness reported that the pilot made a radio transmission announcing his intention to perform a rolling maneuver in the RANS S10.
He and another witness stated that they then saw the airplane roll through an inverted position and then transition into a steep, high-speed dive.
The left wing separated from the fuselage and the airplane continued in a near-vertical descent until hitting the ground near the airport in Shepherd, Texas. [Read more…]
The CFI and student pilot had completed the first leg of a night cross country flight and were departing back to their home airport.
During the takeoff roll at the airport in Saluda, S.C., a deer ran onto the runway, colliding with the Piper PA-28-140’s right wing. [Read more…]