The pilot of the Piper Comanche, who had approximately 1,500 hours, including 689 in Piper Comanches, was attempting to land in La Pointe, Wis., after a cross-country flight. A witness heard what he described as a squealing noise. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 was attempting to land at the airport in Truckee, Calif. As the plane touched down, a gust of wind lifted the right wing. [Read more…]
The flight instructor had the non-certified student pilot performing touch-and go-landings in Morrilton, Ark. The student had applied for, but not received, a student pilot certificate.
She told investigators that she studied Gleim FAA Test Preparation since her first flight and believed that her flight instructor’s “diligent” flight training, along with the Gleim material, prepared her for her first solo. The student pilot had logged 12.5 hours at the time of the accident. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Beechcraft Sierra was attempting to takeoff from the airport in Peyton, Colo. He had logged 71.4 hours, of which 6.1 were in the Beech Sierra. [Read more…]
The former Air Force pilot, 75, had logged more than 16,560 hours at the time of the accident. He took off from Fort Lauderdale in the Cessna 340 on an IFR flight plan. [Read more…]
The accident happened during an approach to the airport in Chiloquin, Ore. The pilot, who told investigators he had landed at the airport more than 100 times, maneuvered the airplane on a higher-than-normal approach to avoid tall trees on the runway’s approach path. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Stinson 108 was practicing takeoffs and landings at Elkton, Ky. He landed, then taxied back for another lap in the pattern. This time he chose to do a touch and go. [Read more…]
The student pilot reported that he was flying the Piper Cherokee from Oklahoma to California in pursuit of employment opportunities. During that trip, he attempted a night landing at an unattended airport in Cottonwood, Ariz., in order to refuel. [Read more…]
The private pilot had logged 175.7 hours, including18.1 hours in the Cessna 182 prior to the crash. He obtained an abbreviated weather briefing, filed an IFR flight plan and took off on a cross-country flight to Fredericksburg, Texas.
The pilot was accompanied by his wife. The purpose of the flight was to celebrate their wedding anniversary. While en route, an air traffic controller queried the pilot if he had the current weather information for his destination airport. [Read more…]
The private pilot of the Cessna 170, 59, had logged 476.2 total flight hours, including 432.1 hours in the Cessna 170, including 3.75 hours in the previous 90 days.
A friend of the pilot said he saw the Cessna 170 enter the traffic pattern at the airport in Auburn, Calif., but didn’t watch the full approach and landing because he was busy putting his airplane back into his hangar. [Read more…]