2014

C-182A Non-Fatal Bethany Center, NY September 20, 2014

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in 2014, Bethany Center, C-182, Ferry, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, NY | 0 comments

According to the pilot, he was attempting a soft field landing on runway 27. Following a stable approach and landing, a gust of wind was encountered. The airplane veered to the right and the pilot was unable to stop the airplane before the right wing struck a wind sock pole. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration examined the airplane and confirmed substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Pepperell, MA August 23, 2014

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in 2014, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

While climbing through 2,500 feet after takeoff, the pilot observed a red-tailed hawk approaching the airplane from below. The hawk impacted the left wing, and the pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing. The airplane subsequently landed without incident. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the left wing.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Geneseo, IL July 2, 2014

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in 2014, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Geneseo, IL, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot was on final approach when the engine started to run out of fuel. She said her boss had a similar problem on a previous flight, and had to correct for it by pitching the nose up and down to force fuel into the fuel lines. The pilot recalled pitching the nose up and down but nothing after that.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Festus, MO June 14, 2014

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in 2014, C-182, Festus, Loss of Aircraft Control, MO, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

According to the pilot’s report, he leveled the airplane about 11,000 feet and established a speed of 80 mph with 10 degrees of flaps extended. When the last skydiver exited the airplane, its nose pitched up. The pilot pushed forwarded on the control wheel and added full engine power.

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C-210 non-fatal Moab, UT May 28, 2014

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in 2014, C-210, Loss of Aircraft Control, Moab, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, UT | 0 comments

The pilot stated that the purpose of the flight was to make numerous takeoffs and transport skydivers to an adequate jumping altitude. The first takeoff was uneventful, and after the skydivers egressed the airplane, the pilot returned back to the airport. During the landing, the airplane bounced three times down the runway.

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