The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, he tried to abort the takeoff because he had not removed the bolt he had placed in the yoke for a gust lock. [Read more…]
In an email sent to an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector by the pilot, he reported that he was unable to manipulate the fuel station pumps where he had landed, so he decided to fly to another airfield that was about 20 miles away.
He wrote that somehow he did not make the right turn and became “lost.” [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the three-point landing roll at the airport in McLeansboro, Illinois, he failed to hold the stick all the way back, applied the brakes, and the Kitfox nosed down.
The pilot stated the “forward momentum caused him to apply the brakes harder.” [Read more…]
The pilot of the amphibious Lake LA 4 reported he made a normal approach to landing with near glassy water conditions at a lake near Glenwood, Minnesota. Shortly after contact with the water, the right sponson separated and the right wing hit the water, causing the airplane to spin 180° and come to a stop. [Read more…]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report regarding the fatal accident on May 8, 2017, that claimed the lives of two ICON employees at Lake Berryessa, California.
The ICON A5 aircraft was piloted by ICON’s Engineering Fellow and Chief Test Pilot Jon Karkow. Also aboard was ICON’s recently hired Director of Engineering, Cagri Sever. The flight was Sever’s first in the A5 and was set to be his introduction to the product on which he would be working at ICON. [Read more…]
The pilot was landing a retractable landing gear-equipped, twin-engine Piper PA 31-350 at an uncontrolled airport in Homer, Alaska.
While on final approach, an airplane that landed in front of him reported a moose in the vicinity of the runway. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the landing roll on his first landing to his newly constructed airfield near Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, the Maule MX-7’s left main wheel came in contact with “something” and bounced in the air.
The airplane veered to the left, the left wing tip struck a branch, continued to veer to the left and hit a tree, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing spar. [Read more…]
A red V Star biplane and a white Aviat Pitts biplane collided while both airplanes were landing on the same runway at the airport in Tullahoma, Tennessee. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 150 reported he experienced a total loss of engine power and performed an uneventful forced landing to a road near Balsam Grove, N.C.
The reason for the engine failure was later attributed to a blocked fuel vent tube. [Read more…]
The flight instructor said the student pilot’s landing was not stabilized, so the CFI stated “my controls” and assumed control of the airplane.
However, according to the CFI, the student did not release the right rudder pressure and the Cessna 172 exited the right side of the paved portion of the runway, hit a taxiway sign, and subsequently hit another airplane on the adjacent taxiway at the airport in Daytona Beach, Florida. [Read more…]