Snow snags Aviat

Aircraft: Aviat A-1. Injuries: None. Location: Somerset, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot attempted a takeoff on a snow-covered runway. [Read more...]

Bad bounce for Cessna

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Honolulu, Hawaii. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The student pilot was on a solo flight. During the approach to land, the plane touched down hard and bounced twice.

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Power-loss landing results in off pavement landing

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Chehalis, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The accident happened during a flight review. While performing a simulated engine-out forced landing at a non-controlled airport the pilot did not manage the glide profile in a manner that allowed him to glide all the way to the approach end of the runway.

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Landing gear collapses on touchdown

Aircraft: Luscombe 8A. Injuries: None. Location: Umatilla, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land in the tailwheel airplane. When it touched down it drifted to the left.

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Hard landing for Piper

Aircraft: Piper Seneca. Injuries: None. Location: Shelter Island, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: While attempting to land, the airplane crossed over trees at the runway threshold, then experienced a downdraft and decay in airspeed. It touched down hard and bounced. The right main landing gear broke off the airplane.

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Carb ice brings down Cessna

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fitchburg, Mass. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: On the day of the accident, the student pilot, accompanied by a CFI, conducted a touch-and-go landing. While on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern for the second landing the engine began to run roughly.

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Wind gusts, deep snow bad combination

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Cascade, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: According to the pilot and a witness, the landing approach was normal. The airplane touched down in a three-point attitude close to the runway threshold and on the runway centerline. The airplane encountered a wind gust, [Read more...]

Student loses control on landing roll

Aircraft: Remos G-3. Injuries: None. Location: Sarasota, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing solo touch-and-go landings. The first four went well, [Read more...]

Poor technique puts Archer in grass

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Archer. Injuries: None. Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The airplane was aligned with the centerline of the runway as the pilot applied full power. It accelerated and then began to veer left.

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NTSB’s ‘Most Wanted’ includes two for GA

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the year.

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