The pilot of the Murphy Moose reported that he had flown into the airport in Galt, Calif., previously but never in the Moose. While on final approach, he noticed power lines between his position and the runway, and he “pulled back” on the elevator control to overfly the power lines. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Did you know that an aspiring pilot is less likely to have an accident while training than after earning a pilot certificate? Nevertheless, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say they’ve developed an understanding of when and how training accidents are likely to occur, both through its own investigations and through industry and government research identifying risks involved in both solo and dual instructional flights.
That’s why officials are presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The goal of the July 11 seminar is to give the GA community the tools to decrease the rate of training-related accidents, NTSB officials said. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Harmon Rocket was attempting to land at South Lake Tahoe airport. He contacted UNICOM as he approached the airport and was told that the gusting wind of 10 to 15 knots favored the southern runway and that there was a crosswind from the right. [Read more…]
The pilot, accompanied by a passenger, was attempting to land the RV-7A at an airport in Altoona, Pa. He maintained 80 mph on final approach and slowed to 70 mph at touchdown.
Upon touchdown on the main landing gear, a wind gust occurred, and the airplane ballooned, then came down hard on the nose landing gear, which collapsed. [Read more…]
The owner of the airplane was a commercial pilot, however according to the flight instructor he flew with, he had a medical condition for which his insurance carrier required him to fly with a CFI.
During the preflight inspection, the pilot/owner of the Beech Musketeer observed about 20 gallons of fuel in the left main fuel tank and significantly less fuel in the right main fuel tank. The instructor did not witness the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he landed the Luscombe 8A on the runway in Orangeburg, S.C., when his foot slipped off the right rudder pedal, resulting in a swerve to the left. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot, 64, who had logged more than 24,000 hours, volunteered to deliver the Pipistrel Alpha trainer from an airport in Indiana to a maintenance facility. He made the arrangements for the flight, including preflight planning. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 180 attempted to takeoff from the grass area between the taxiway and runway at Nervino, Calif. The plane was equipped with large bush wheels. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cub Crafters CCK was on approach to landing at an airport in Cookson, Okla., when the engine lost power. His attempt to restart the engine were unsuccessful, and he lacked enough altitude to glide to the runway, so he attempted to make a forced landing on a narrow gravel road. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Piper Comanche, who had approximately 1,500 hours, including 689 in Piper Comanches, was attempting to land in La Pointe, Wis., after a cross-country flight. A witness heard what he described as a squealing noise. [Read more…]