According to both the flight instructor and the pilot undergoing instruction, during the landing rollout at the airport in Phoenix, the pilot undergoing instruction inadvertently retracted the landing gear. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while in cruise flight, the engine rpm of the Rotorway Executive 162F helicopter suddenly increased to the point where the rev limiter activated.
At this point the helicopter was about 700 feet above ground level and the pilot performed an autorotation to a baseball field in Plymouth, Indiana. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during climbout on the return leg of an out-and-back flight, he noticed the engine hesitate for one or two seconds and then recover to normal operation. He continued climbing the Piper PA-28R and proceeded toward his home airport.
While approaching the airport, the engine made abnormal noises, followed by a total loss of power. [Read more…]
The pilot had recently purchased the Zodiac CH-650, an experimental amateur-built airplane. He was flying with a flight instructor to gain flight experience in the airplane. [Read more…]
The pilot was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings at the airport in Camarillo, California. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he executed a normal approach for landing at the airport in Chicago.
During the approach, he lowered the Piper PA-31’s landing gear and verified the extended position by checking the landing gear position indicators in the cockpit.
Upon touchdown on the runway, the nose landing gear collapsed, and then the right main landing gear collapsed. [Read more…]
The pilot determined that the wind was faster than anticipated at the landing location near Bernalillo, N.M.
He maneuvered the Cameron Z90 balloon for a landing in an open field, [Read more…]
The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing landings to a full stop at the airport in Kankakee, Ill.
During the sixth landing, the student overcontrolled the Cessna 172 during the landing flare. [Read more…]
The Piper PA-46 veered off the left side of the runway in Akron, Ohio, during landing with a left gusting crosswind. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that prior to entering the traffic pattern at the airport in The Dalles, Oregon, he did not visually verify or confirm that the landing gear positioning lights indicated that the gear was extended and locked. [Read more…]