The pilot was flying a Cessna 175B near Wellsville, Utah, when during a climb to cruise flight, the engine rpm suddenly reduced. He applied carburetor heat, which momentarily increased engine rpm, then it decreased again. [Read more…]
The accident happened during a test flight of the Cessna 337 from New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot transmitted “mayday mayday” over the control tower’s radio frequency. [Read more…]
The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a runway in Sunburst, Mont., in a Cessna 170B. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot, copilot, and a passenger were flying in a Cessna 310 from the Bahamas to Florida. A weather front was passing over Florida at the time. [Read more…]
The non-certificated pilot was conducting his first flight in the unregistered Quicksilver MX2, which he purchased several months before the accident. [Read more…]
The student pilot was on final approach to the airport in Kelso, Wash., in a Cessna 152. When he reduced engine power, the plane developed a higher sink rate than expected. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 172 was practicing touch-and-go landings on a narrow, ice-covered road with snow banks on each side in Vineland, Minn. [Read more…]
The 78-year-old pilot was flying a Cessna 150 near Deming, N.M., when he reported to ATC that he was “in trouble,” experiencing severe pain and losing his eyesight. [Read more…]
The pilot was attempting to land the Piper Super Cub at Worland, Wyo. During the landing roll he ground looped, causing structural damage to the left wing.
The NTSB determined the probable cause was the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing..
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA114
This February 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 pilot of the Champion7GCAA was practicing touch and goes on a frozen lake in Oshkosh, Wis. [Read more…]