The Aviat Aircraft A1B pilot reported that after touchdown on a grass airstrip in LaGrange, Wyo., the landing roll was normal for about 100 feet, but then the plane came to an abrupt stop, like it had hit something. [Read more…]
The Taylorcraft BC-65 pilot instructed the runway repair technicians at the airport in Fallston, Md., to move their equipment so that he could depart from the closed runway that was NOTAM’d. He then took off downwind.
Later, he returned and the technicians were surprised when the airplane “committed” to landing downwind on the closed runway. [Read more…]
The RV-8 pilot reported that, during cruise flight, he felt a sustained vibration, which he thought was from the engine or propeller, and that the airplane then started to slow down. [Read more…]
The Cessna 182Q pilot reported that after landing in Braggadocio, Mo., with an eight mph crosswind, his left foot became lodged under a rudder pedal. [Read more…]
A Cessna 182L, the lead airplane, and a Cessna 185F, the trail airplane, collided during a formation skydiving flight in Superior, Wis., resulting in one minor injury. [Read more…]
As the Beech C90 was descending toward its destination airport, the pilot reported to an air traffic controller en route that he needed to change his destination to a closer airport because the airplane was low on fuel. The controller advised him to land at an airport that was four miles away near Springdale, Ark. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board has released the public docket associated with its Oct. 14 forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The docket contains 38 documents.
In addition, the NTSB made available new links to the video archive of the forum and through the NTSB Youtube channel so that pilots and flight instructors can easily access them as an added resource. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated private pilot departed on a cross-country flight in the Cessna T310R without obtaining a weather briefing from a flight service station or the Direct User Access Terminal System, and he did not communicate with air traffic control during the flight.
Existing weather advisories for instrument flight rules conditions along the intended route of flight had been issued. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll at the airport in Monroe, N.C., the Piper PA-46-500TP’s right main landing gear tire failed.
He aborted the takeoff, and the plane departed the right side of the runway. [Read more…]