The flight instructor’s improper decision to direct the student pilot to exit the airplane with the engine running, which resulted in serious injury when the student walked into the propeller arc.
SR20 pilot forgets to remove pitot tube cover
The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and spin. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the pilot to perform an adequate preflight inspection, to include removal of the pitot tube cover.
Cessna 182 crashes after encounter with mountain wave
An encounter with mountain wave turbulence and windshear that exceeded the climb capability of the airplane and resulted in impact with terrain.
Post-maintenance flight check ends in crash
The pilot’s inability to extend the main landing gear due to incomplete maintenance, which resulted in a partial wheels-up landing and the mechanic’s failure to follow proper maintenance procedures that led to the loss of main landing gear system hydraulic pressure and the subsequent failure of the main landing gear to fully extend.
Airframe icing fatal for two
The pilot’s failure to recognize and avoid airframe icing conditions, which resulted in a loss of airplane performance and a subsequent loss of control and in-flight break-up.
Ag pilot crashes after losing control during steep turn
The pilot’s loss of airplane control resulting in an aerodynamic stall while executing a steep turnaround during an aerial application flight.
Wrong fuel tank cap leads to accident
A total loss of engine power due to a blocked fuel tank cap vent hole, which resulted in fuel starvation. Contributing to the accident was the mechanic’s and the pilot’s inadequate inspections of the fuel tank cap.
Pilot loses control when his foot gets stuck on bolt in plane’s floorboard
The pilot’s loss of directional control when his foot became stuck on a protruding bolt in the airplane’s floorboard.
Pilot seriously injured when airpark landing goes awry
The pilot’s failure to locate the airport, which resulted in an approach to a road and subsequent collision with power lines during a go-around in low-light conditions.
Pilot crashes during flour drop competition
The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and impact with the ground.
Pilot flies with failed mixture control cable
The pilot’s decision to initiate a flight with a failed mixture control cable, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.
King Air hits Cessna 206 on runway
The King Air pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from another airplane while taxiing, which resulted in a ground collision.