Location: Near Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada Aircraft: 1981 Beechcraft Bonanza A36 Pilot: 73 years old Over 11,300 hours of flight time Holds instrument, commercial, and flight instructor ratings. Weather: Few clouds around 10,000 AGL Visibility greater than 10 miles Winds out of the west at 17, gusting 20 knots. THE INCIDENT Shortly before 6 PM, […]
After practicing some maneuvers on an instructional flight, the student and instructor of this Cessna 172S returned to the Mansfield Municipal Airport to land just after noon on February 23rd, 2019. Conditions: VFR, winds light and variable, sky clear, 10SM visibility. The CFI: Age 32 368 hours total time, 150hrs in C172. The Student: New student, […]
180 Step Turn Accident Analysis On September 2nd, 2018, a Cessna 180 on floats began its takeoff roll from Yakutat Harbor. It was a beautiful, clear day with no ceiling and visibility greater than 10 miles. Mount Saint Elias towered over Yakutat bay. The winds were blowing out of the North-Northwest at approximately 8 knots. […]
On May 12th, at approximately 11:47 AM, the Blue Angels were performing a formation flyover in Detroit to honor first responders and medical staff battling COVID-19. The flyover was appropriately titled the “Detroit America Strong Flyover”. In the total time of four minutes that the Blue Angels were operating over the city of Detroit, an […]
Photo Credit: Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News Avoiding Midair Collisions It seems to happen every Summer. Seven people were killed Friday when a beaver and cub had a midair collision near Soldotna, Alaska. On May 13th of last year, a Beaver and Otter collided near George Inlet, Alaska; killing 6 and injuring 10. In […]
They entered and flew below the canyon walls. Although the Private Pilot had flown through this canyon once before; it was with a flight instructor, in the opposite direction of travel, and in a slower airplane. Approximately two miles into the canyon, they encountered a tight turn, which the pilot was not able to successfully navigate. The aircraft impacted terrain about 500 ft above the river, and 200 ft below the canyon wall.
Ever wonder if you would make decisions that could end with you crashing an airplane? Take the free course below to examine a fatal aircraft accident and see the choices made by the pilot the led to the accident, along with all of the other external factors. Be sure to take the quizzes and see […]