Pilot ground loops Cessna 175

The private pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 175 on a paved runway in Willimantic, Conn.

During the landing roll, a ground witness heard a “shimmy” when the tailwheel made contact with the paved surface. The plane departed the right side of the runway into grass, where it ground-looped. [Read more…]

Stall proves fatal

The fatal flight was an instructional flight in Flushing, Mich., with a student pilot and a flight instructor onboard.

Video evidence from a ground-based source indicated that the Taylorcraft BC12-65 was in a nose-high left turn at a moderate bank angle. [Read more…]