The boat operator’s failure to remain a safe distance from the floatplane during the takeoff run, which resulted in a collision.
The pilot’s improper fuel planning and management, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.
Radio-controlled B-17s were first used to bomb Germany, but after World War II, the Air Force found several other uses for the drones, known as QB-17, including taking radioactive samples, water ditching tests, and testing antiaircraft missiles.
The loss of control during landing due to the out of rig condition of the tailwheel, which resulted in a ground loop and impact with the runway.
The right seat pilot’s improper decision to perform a low approach with full flaps and the failure of the flaps to retract during the attempted go-around, which resulted in a forced landing.
I have read Lycoming Service Instruction 1304J and wondered if I can expect to find a Form 337 for an engine on the CD the FAA sent me with the aircraft records for a Cessna 172. The engine once had the following on the data tag: O-320-E2CC. I am told the engine was converted to an E2D per the logs.
A total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
The pilot’s loss of directional control during takeoff as a result of a child reaching for and manipulating the flight controls.
The pilot’s failure to remove the flight control lock before departure, which resulted in a loss of airplane control and impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was his failure to perform an adequate preflight inspection and flight control check before takeoff.