While the Beech A36 was on final approach to the airport in Tupelo, Miss., about 600 feet above ground level, the engine suddenly lost power. The pilot subsequently made a forced landing, and the plane hit the ground, became airborne, crossed a road, and then came to rest short of the intended runway. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the engine run-up and the initial takeoff were normal and that the Piper PA-28 rotated at 50 mph and lifted off at 60 mph from the airport in Lafayette, Ind.
The airplane then accelerated to its best angle of climb speed and cleared the front edge of a band of trees that bordered the end of the runway, after which it descended into the trees and subsequently hit terrain. [Read more…]
The pilot, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) trooper, was dispatched near Tecumseh, Okla., to assist fellow OHP troopers and a local police department in the pursuit of an individual who was involved in a traffic accident. [Read more…]
The pilot was taxiing the Cessna 172N to the fuel pump after he landed at Tell City, Ind., when he turned his focus away from making sure the left wing was clear of the fuel dock. Consequently, the left wing hit the dock and sustained substantial damage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain adequate clearance from an obstruction while taxiing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA452
This July 2013 accident report is are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
The Cessna 206 was being used as transport for a skydiving operation at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The pilot departed for a 25-minute flight to drop parachute jumpers above the airport.
In-flight fuel management was through the use of the fuel selector that drew fuel from either the right or the left fuel tank. The pilot said he was instructed during his airplane checkout that the fuel tanks cross feed like other high-wing Cessna airplanes that he was familiar with, [Read more…]
The 16,900-hour ATP, 69, who was type rated in a Sikorsky SK-76 helicopter, Beech BE-300 and Fairchild Swearingen SA-227 airplanes, was flying a Cricket MC12, a twin-engine experimental design, that was estimated to be at least 30 pounds above the design gross weight of 375 pounds, but 15 pounds under the builder-designated gross weight at the time of the accident.
Because the airplane was an experimental amateur built airplane, the builder can waiver from the design criteria, including gross weight. According to FAA records, the pilot purchased the plane on Dec. 6, 2002. No maintenance records were located. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 182, accompanied by three passengers, was attempting to land at Bridgeport, Calif. The approach was normal, but when the plane was on final with full flaps deployed, the pilot noticed power lines prior to the runway. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot was attempting to land the Cessna 172 on the runway in Grand Forks, N.D. His first approach was too fast, so he performed a go-around. [Read more…]
The Mooney M20K’s engine lost power in flight, and the pilot made a forced landing to a field near Hudson, Colo. The pilot was seriously injured.
During the post-accident examination, one pint of fuel was recovered from the right wing fuel tank, and 7.5 gallons of fuel were recovered from the left wing fuel tank. The fuel selector valve was found in the right fuel tank position. No fuel was found in the lines to the engine.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident as the pilot’s improper fuel management, which resulted in the loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
NTSB Identification: CEN13LA388
This June 2013 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.
The accident happened when the pilot of the CubCrafters Cub was attempting a landing at a backcountry airstrip in Payson, Ariz. During the landing flare, the plane floated longer than expected and drifted to the left. [Read more…]