The pilot made an emergency landing on a highway near Mize, Mississippi, due to weather conditions. [Read more…]
The pilot was landing on Runway 36 at the airport in Independence, Iowa. After touching down, the Cessna 195 began a slow right turn. [Read more…]
The pilot noted no discrepancies during the preflight inspection, engine run-up, or start of the takeoff, however, when the Piper PA-28-140 was about 200 feet above the end of the runway, the engine “coughed,” and the plane began losing altitude.
Power was restored briefly, but the engine subsequently quit. [Read more…]
The Ultramagic M90 balloon was descending toward a row of trees during an approach to a field in Sherwood, Oregon. The pilot added heat to make the balloon ascend.
Once clear of the trees, he opened a vent to descend and his hand became entangled in the line. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the landing roll at the airport in LaFayette, Georgia, in gusting, variable wind conditions, the Van’s RV-6A “suddenly” made a “strong” turn to the left. [Read more…]
The pilot departed with about 25 gallons of fuel in the left wing fuel tank and about 7 or 8 gallons in the right wing fuel tank and with the fuel selector positioned to the left wing fuel tank.
After departure, he flew the Mooney M20J to an airport near Allentown, Pennsylvania, to practice takeoffs and landings. During the fourth takeoff, about 30 minutes into the flight, and when the airplane was about 400 to 500 feet above the runway, the engine suddenly stopped producing power. [Read more…]
The pilot was landing at a dirt airstrip near his residence in Surprise, Arizona, when his engine quit while maneuvering at a low altitude.
He landed the Jabiru in a field, perpendicular to the field’s furrows, resulting in the airplane coming to rest on its nose and sustaining damage to the propeller and nose landing gear, and substantial damage to the right wing. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was landing his Beechcraft V35B at night and mistook the hangar lights for runway lights.
The airplane struck trees on the final approach to the airport in Wetumpka, Alabama, then the ground before coming to rest, inverted. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during an agricultural application pass, the elevator control felt abnormal. He chose to return to the airport and noted that the elevator control was unresponsive.
He attempted to maintain pitch control by using the elevator trim, but turbulence made this difficult. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during takeoff climb, the RV-4’s engine sputtered, followed by a total loss of power.
He executed a forced landing into a field near Marathon, Texas, and the plane hit a fence and nosed over, causing one serious and one minor injury. [Read more…]