According to the pilot, after receiving clearance to land at the airport in Clearwater, Florida, he completed the before landing checklist. He added that, during the touchdown, the Beech B55’s landing gear collapsed. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the landing roll he applied the brakes and the Lancair ES made a left turn, exited the left side of the runway, and hit a hangar at the airport in Hampshire, Illinois. [Read more…]
The flight instructor stated that he and the private pilot receiving instruction had planned a long cross-country flight to build flight time. The cross-country flight was uneventful and they landed back at their home airport; however, they performed a touch-and-go to fly more and practice instrument approaches.
After two approaches, the pilots were again approaching their home airport when the Diamond DA-20’s engine lost all power. [Read more…]
During the takeoff roll from the 1,400-foot-long runway in Kirkville, N.Y., the Rans S-10 encountered water on the runway and “was not able to gain enough momentum.”
During the initial climb, the airplane was unable to clear the surrounding trees. Therefore, the pilot elected to maneuver the airplane to avoid striking the trees. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during takeoff from a private grass airstrip in Wall, S.D., the Air Tractor AT-401 would not climb above terrain at the end of the runway. It hit the ground, coming to rest in a wheat field. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, the Cessna 180’s seat slid to its full aft position. He was unable to reach the control pedals and attempted to abort the takeoff. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that during high-speed taxi after a water landing near Mineral, Virginia, he encountered the wake from a boat. The sponson (float) “caught the water” on the second wave and the Lake LA 4 made a right turn. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while on a cross-country flight, as the Cessna 206 was about 30 miles from the destination, the engine began to surge and lose power.
In an attempt to restore full engine power, he switched the fuel selector valve from the right fuel tank to the left tank, placed the fuel mixture to the full rich position, and turned on the auxiliary engine fuel boost pump.
He said that the engine regained full power momentarily, but when the airplane was about 17 miles for the destination, the engine began surging again. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was on a local flight in mountainous terrain near Durango, Colorado, in a Cessna 150.
While returning to the airport he began a descent by reducing power to about 60%, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, while flying over a river at an altitude of about 100 feet above water and ground level, at 250 knots, the Aero Vodochody 39 hit unmarked power line wires that spanned the river near Grand Junction, Colorado.
The power line wires are clearly identified on the Visual Flight Rules Sectional Aeronautical Chart. [Read more…]