The sport pilot reported that he was landing his float-equipped, experimental amateur-built Zenith CH-701 on a smooth and glassy lake near Palmer, Alaska. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during cruise flight, he observed that the engine would not advance past 2,100 rpm, which was 300 rpm below the RV-7’s normal cruise power setting.
The pilot’s attempts to troubleshoot the engine issue were unsuccessful, and he chose to conduct a precautionary landing near Bartow, Georgia. Shortly after, the oil temperature increased, and oil covered the windshield. [Read more…]
The operator reported that the pilot was applying dry, granular fertilizer to a rice field near Basile, Louisiana. During the last application pass, the Air Tractor AT 502B’s left wing hit some trees. The plane then struck several additional trees, traveled about 550 feet, and hit terrain, killing the pilot. [Read more…]
After engine start up, the pilot reported that he and his passenger were focused on untangling their headsets. He stated they both were “heads down” for about eight seconds and failed to notice the Cessna 177 moving forward. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during a landing to a lake in Hartland, Maine, the float-equipped Cessna 180 hit the water, porpoised, and flipped over.
The pilot reported the plane “flipped over like a ground loop” and subsequently sustained substantial damage to the left wing. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was conducting a high-speed taxi test of a Buhl LA 1 at an airport in Cottage Grove, Oregon, during which he did not intend to fly, when the plane encountered a wind gust and then unexpectedly became airborne.
Insufficient runway was available to abort the takeoff, so he decided to continue flight in the traffic pattern and return to land. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, following his preflight inspection he attempted to start the engine with the electrical starter, but was unable to get the engine to turn over. He turned the magnetos to the off position and then got out of the Cessna 182 to “turn the prop through,” but was not attempting to hand prop the engine. [Read more…]
While maneuvering in mountainous terrain about 700 feet above ground level near Moriarty, N.M., the GlaStar encountered “an extreme clear-air [sic] microburst.”
The pilot was unable to control the descent rate and executed an off-airport landing. [Read more…]
A Cessna 162 Skycatcher appeared to be slowly floating right to left across my windscreen directly in front of me, half a wingspan above me, about 40 feet away.
Tower had just vectored me into the Skycatcher’s path by amending one instruction with another to proceed “direct to the numbers” of Runway 34L. I banked right and down behind the Cessna. A quick look ahead of that airplane as I passed behind it confirmed for me that its flight path was for 34L, not my assigned runway 34R. [Read more…]
The Midget Mustang hit the runway in Longmont, Colorado, during takeoff after it prematurely lifted off and cartwheeled to a stop facing in the opposite direction. [Read more…]