Fresh ideas for flight instructors interested in preventing inflight loss of control will be presented by two experts from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The day-long forum also will be streamed live online. [Read more…]
The pilot and passenger departed on a flight near Galveston, Texas, in a North American P51D, a vintage warbird.
After departure, radar tracked the flight along a bay in a southwestern direction. [Read more…]
About 35 minutes into the cross-country flight, the Cessna T210M’s engine lost power, and the airplane started to descend near Scipio, Utah. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Board has released the final agenda, including the participants’ names and affiliations, for its forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The event will be held Oct.14 in Washington, D.C., and streamed live online.
In addition, the NTSB is inviting pilots and others in the aviation safety community to send their questions related to inflight loss of control issues to LOCForum@ntsb.gov. Questions must be submitted via email not later than 3 pm ET Oct. 13. [Read more…]
A review of air traffic control recordings indicated that, after the Glasair Sportsman GS-2 crossed over the mountains, the pilot checked in with the Denver terminal radar approach controller and expressed concern about the weather at her destination airport.
After receiving weather for a closer airport, which included visibility 1.5 miles in mist with a 400-foot overcast ceiling, she changed her destination to that airport. About three minutes later, she asked the controller if other pilots had reported icing during descent, and the controller responded that other pilots had reported icing in cloud tops about 9,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot rented the airplane in Canada and filed a VFR flight plan for a cross-country flight to a destination in Canada. The flight was not approved to leave Canada.
The flight plan was subsequently closed and investigators could not determine the flight’s last departure point and time. The wreckage of the Cessna 172 was found on a runway at an airport in Nashville, Tennessee, the following afternoon during an airfield inspection. The pilot was killed in the crash. [Read more…]
The pilot flew the Pitts S1S for about 30 minutes and then returned to the airport in Wellington, Kansas, for landing. As the plane approached the airport, the engine lost power, and the pilot made a forced landing short of the runway. [Read more…]
The Piper PA 18-150 pilot was attempting to takeoff from a public street in Wasilla, Alaska, but the airplane would not climb, and struck a light pole, sustaining substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, the Aeronca 65 was fueled the day prior to the accident and flown 246 miles.
Prior to the accident flight, which was 213 miles, he added approximately two gallons of fuel to the main fuel tanks, which provided about 13 total gallons of fuel on board for the flight. [Read more…]
During the landing flare to a private field, the RV-12 encountered a crosswind from the southwest. [Read more…]