This January 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 2 Serious. Location: Joshua Tree, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The CFI and a student pilot took off on an instructional flight from a non-towered airport at an elevation of 2,464 feet MSL. They planned to fly to a towered airport located at an elevation of 477 feet MSL about 27 miles away. [Read more...]