The private pilot taxied out and took off for a personal flight from a private grass runway in Bennington, Kansas, in an unregistered homebuilt airplane. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot was departing on a personal local flight in his Mooney M20M when the engine lost total power.
Review of security video at the airport in Worcester, Mass., revealed that, after takeoff, the airplane reached an altitude of about 200 feet before turning right and reversing direction.
The airplane subsequently stalled, rolled to the right, and descended uncontrolled into trees. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Maule M7-260C reported that he landed in a field near Grace, Idaho, that had numerous gopher holes and mounds.
During the landing roll, the main landing gear encountered a soft spot in the terrain and the airplane nosed over. [Read more…]
The commercial-rated pilot and passenger — who owned the airplane — were conducting a cross-country business flight. Several witnesses reported seeing the Beech G35 overhead.
One witness stated that the engine made a “sputtering” sound like it was running out of gas. She stated the airplane was flying north and then turned west when it began to “nose dive” out of sight. [Read more…]
According to the flight instructor, during the turn from base to final, the Beech F33’s stall warning horn sounded and the descent rate increased.
The CFI reported he told the student pilot to go-around, and the student increased power, but the plane continued to descend and touched down on the runway at the airport in Marana, Arizona, briefly. [Read more…]
The private pilot was conducting a cross-country flight in a Diamond DA20-C1 without the owner’s permission.
While en route, he reported to air traffic controllers that the engine had lost power and that he did not think he would be able to glide to the destination airport. [Read more…]
As the pilot was taxiing for takeoff, he inadvertently turned onto a vehicle service road instead of the taxiway as he was leaving the ramp area at the airport in Dallas.
He then looked down to review the airport diagram on his tablet. As he was reviewing the airport diagram while still taxiing, the Beechcraft A36’s left wing hit a fence post. [Read more…]
The pilot stated he had an uneventful cross-country flight and on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern at the airport in Salisbury, N.C., he switched the fuel selector from the right tank to the left tank and turned on the boost pump.
While on short final approach, the engine started losing power as the Piper PA-32RT-300T was about 75 feet above ground level. The plane subsequently hit terrain about 600 feet short of the runway and came to rest upright. [Read more…]
The pilot reported he was taxiing on the ramp at the airport in Abilene, Texas, after landing. He looked to his left at the line serviceman who was “marshalling” him and the right wing hit a fence post. [Read more…]
The private pilot/owner had recently completed the experimental, amateur-built Free Bird Classic and was conducting the first test flight near Kylertown, Pennsylvania.
He completed two circuits around his private airstrip before witnesses saw the airplane approaching to land.
While on final approach about 50-100 feet above the ground, the plane suddenly descended and hit terrain, killing the pilot. [Read more…]