The pilot reported that, during cruise flight, the air traffic controller instructed him to descend from 9,000 to 4,000 feet. While performing the descent checklist, he switched fuel tanks on the Bonanza A36, and the engine subsequently lost power. [Read more…]
The flight instructor was performing an introductory flight lesson for a student with her parents on board as passengers.
Rather than fly in the normal practice area, the flight instructor and student decided to fly across a channel toward an adjacent island to avoid unfavorable weather conditions. [Read more…]
The pilot was taking off in a southerly direction from a narrow, tree-lined airstrip in Newburg, Oregon. During the takeoff roll, sunlight restricted his visibility. [Read more…]
The pilot reported the Cessna 310 was at 8,000 feet mean sea level when it ran out of fuel. [Read more…]
The pilot was on a straight-in approach for landing at the airport in Hanford, California. During touchdown the Flight Design CTLS landed hard and bounced.
The pilot attempted to land the plane for the second time, however the airplanes nose dropped, resulting in a second bounce. [Read more…]
A witness located near the accident site in Seabeck, Washington, reported observing an airplane “spinning out of control” as it descended toward the water and breaking apart as it descended out of sight behind a stand of trees. [Read more…]
The student pilot contacted a friend who was in a fishing boat and told him he was going to fly over the lake in Kingston, Oklahoma. The friend then saw the RV-9A circle over his fishing boat, which was a prearranged signal by the student pilot to notify the friend to drive his fishing boat towards a better fishing spot.
The plane was flying in a descending left turn and hit the water and sank. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that before departing on the cross-country flight, he determined by visual inspection that the fuel level was about 1/2-inch below the top of the filler neck on each wing fuel tank.
While established in cruise flight, after about four hours of flight, the Cessna 182 experienced a total loss of engine power. [Read more…]
The student pilot reported that he was practicing solo ground reference maneuvers about 1,600 feet above ground level when the Diamond DA-20’s engine began operating erratically.
He added the airplane might have entered an aerodynamic stall. [Read more…]
The student pilot was attempting to land at the airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after his first solo flight.
He thought his airspeed was high. The Cessna 152 landed hard and bounced three times, which resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear. [Read more…]