The pilot of the amphibious Searey stated that after a normal touchdown on a river in Augusta, Kentucky, “5-10 seconds later we were upside down.” [Read more…]
During a local flight, the pilot reported that the engine on his Sonex quit while maneuvering about 1,200 feet above ground level.
The pilot felt his only option was to land in a soybean field near Wolcottville, Indiana. He attempted to fly as slow as possible prior to touchdown. After rolling about 50 feet in the field the airplane nosed over. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after takeoff, the Zenith CH-750’s engine lost partial power about 100 feet above ground level and that he then attempted to return to the airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He added that “the engine would not keep me flying and the airplane just fell into the forest.” [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while on short final to the airport in East Haddam, Conn., two flocks of geese departed the field in front of his airplane, but “no immediate evasion action was necessary.”
During the landing roll, the Cessna 170 began to swerve and veered off the runway to the left. [Read more…]
The student pilot reported that while on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, after crossing abeam the runway touchdown zone, he inadvertently shut off the fuel valve instead of activating the carburetor heat in the Taylorcraft BC12-D.
Unaware of his mistake, he continued on the landing approach believing the engine was operating at a reduced power setting. [Read more…]
The pilot of the amphibious float-equipped Cessna 185 reported that during the initial climb from an airport runway, he was distracted by other airport traffic and forgot to retract the landing gear.
As he approached his destination, which was a lake near Emily, Minnesota, he did not perform the before landing checklist as he usually does, and failed to notice that the landing gear was still down. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the agricultural spray run, the engine lost power. The Grumman G164-B was unable to maintain altitude, so the pilot made a forced landing to a rice field near Princeton, California. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he applied power for night time takeoff and lifted off the runway in Ellijay, Georgia. The Cessna 150 reached a height about 5 feet above the ground. The pilot reported he could not see the runway lights and felt he was in a black hole. [Read more…]
The non-seaplane rated private pilot stated that his intention was to get comfortable with the Aventura II.
He performed several maneuvers in the air, then seven uneventful touch-and-go water landings with half flaps extended. On the final landing attempt, he fully extended the flaps and had difficulty controlling the airplane. [Read more…]
The pilot was conducting the Cessna 206’s first flight since the engine had undergone maintenance several months earlier.
He reported that, after about 45 minutes of flight, he noticed that the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) had increased but that he was able to reduce the temperature by increasing the fuel flow. [Read more…]