The pilot reported that he was returning from an air race competition and that, about 15 minutes into the flight, he heard a “thump” and thought the Lancair Legacy had struck a bird. He then heard a second “thump” along with a “rattle and vibration,” so he found a place to make a forced landing. [Read more…]
During a repositioning flight, the Piper PA 31-350 encountered winds aloft that were higher than forecasted. The pilot reported that 25 minutes into the flight the left engine stopped producing power due to fuel exhaustion. [Read more…]
Following an uneventful takeoff and straight-out departure, the pilot leveled the Corben Baby Ace D about 1,000 feet above ground level, at which point, the engine began to sputter, and it subsequently lost power. [Read more…]
The two pilots, one of whom was a flight instructor, were conducting a cross-country flight in instrument meteorological conditions in the Beechcraft Baron 58.
The pilot reported that, during the climb to 8,000 feet mean seal level (msl), light ice accumulated on the wings’ leading edges. Activation of the deicing boots eliminated about 30% to 40% of the ice. The airplane then climbed to and leveled off at 10,000 feet msl, at which point, the engine speed “fluttered” and the airplane then rolled “quickly to the left” and entered a descending spin. [Read more…]
The pilot was practicing an engine out emergency maneuver with a student near Arlington, Texas, when the Cessna 152 collided with low wires. The wires came into contact with the airplane’s windscreen, resulting in a large portion of the screen fracturing. [Read more…]
The flight instructor was conducting a flight review for the private pilot/owner of the Piper PA-28-140.
The pilot departed from the 5,008-foot runway in Toccoa, Georgia, performed a touch-and-go landing without incident, and entered the traffic pattern for a simulated short-field landing. While on short final, the plane struck a berm that was located just prior to runway and sustained substantial damage to the landing gear and right wing. [Read more…]
The pilot was participating in an air race when an in-flight fire in the engine compartment and a loss of engine power occurred. He was unable to discharge the fire extinguisher and declared an emergency.
He flew off the racecourse and touched down the Lancair Legacy in rough terrain short of a runway in Reno, Nevada. [Read more…]
On the student pilot’s second solo landing at the airport in Belen, N.M., the Piper PA 28-140 landed hard and bounced twice.
The flight instructor, standing on the side of the runway, radioed instructions to go-around. [Read more…]
The pilot/builder of the experimental amateur-built, tailwheel-equipped Pitts S1S had just completed a flight as part of phase one flight testing.
He reported an uneventful approach to landing at the airport in Sedona, Ariz., with the main landing gear touching down first.
However, as soon as the tailwheel made contact with the runway, the airplane yawed violently to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder and brake control input, but the plane did not respond, and departed the runway, descending down an embankment. [Read more…]