The student pilot reported that, during landing, a strong wind gust “pushed” the Beech B19 left laterally across the runway at the airport in Meadville, Pennsylvania.[Read more…]
According to the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped CubCrafters CC11, he was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings on the turf adjacent to the paved runway at the airport in Spanish Fork, Utah.
During the landing roll, he applied the brakes too aggressively and the airplane nosed over.[Read more…]
The student pilot reported that, while landing during a solo flight, a wind gust pushed the Cessna 172 to the right side of the runway at the airport in Silver City, N.M., and he was “unable to recover.”
The airplane landed hard, bounced, and came to rest inverted.[Read more…]
The private pilot reported that he intended to make two full-stop landings at the airport in Cloverdale, California, before returning to his home base.
He entered the traffic pattern and announced his position as he maneuvered to final approach.
He said the approach was stable, but appeared to be short. He added power and adjusted the pitch for the projected touchdown point beyond the displaced threshold.
When the airplane was over the displaced threshold, the stability of the approach was lost.[Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter to park between three stationary helicopters at the airport in Van Nuys, California, the ground crew gave him the signal for a 180° “pedal turn.”
As the helicopter was about to touch down, he felt a shudder in the airframe. He then immediately rolled the throttle closed and completed an emergency shutdown.[Read more…]
The private pilot was conducting a cross-country flight. He reported that, while on the downwind leg preparing to land at the airport in Aurora, Oregon, he activated the Cessna T210L’s landing gear extension lever, but that the green DOWN and LOCKED light did not illuminate.
He thought that the landing gear was down, but performed a fly-by near the air traffic control tower so that the controller could verify the position of the gear. The controller told the pilot that the landing gear appeared to be down.
The controller then cleared the pilot for a second downwind approach and landing.[Read more…]
According to the flight instructor, during an off-airport simulated engine failure with a 180° turn, he called for a go-around upon completion of the maneuver.
The student initiated the go-around, but the Piper PA-28 struck power line wires near Corona, California.
The flight instructor landed the airplane in a field, and the nose landing gear separated from the airplane.[Read more…]
The pilot and two medical crewmembers were on a return flight to a hospital helipad in Norfolk, Nebraska.
During the approach to the helipad, the crew heard a noise outside the helicopter. They reported they felt a slight “shudder” on the helicopter, but attributed it to the wind as they approached the helipad.
The pilot also heard the noise, but there was no effect on the controls or flight characteristics, so he continued the landing without further incident.[Read more…]
The pilot of the tundra tire- and tailwheel-equipped CubCrafters CC18-180 reported that, during the initial touchdown on the asphalt runway at the airport in Winnimucca, Nevada, the airplane bounced.
She added engine power and continued to flare, but as the right main wheel touched down on the runway, the airplane veered to the right.[Read more…]
The pilot reported that, before a local flight, he placed the airplane’s wing and canopy covers and his small dog in the baggage compartment of the Lancair Legacy.
During the initial climb, after retracting the landing gear, the cockpit canopy, which tips forward for entry into the cockpit, came unlatched and opened to about a 45° angle. He attempted to close and relatch the canopy to no avail and decided to return to the departure airport in Friday Harbor, Washington.[Read more…]