ePilot Accident Report Archive
2015, 08 04
Serious accidents most often result from pilots asking too much of their aircraft. Some demand too much utility. Others just try to have too much fun, like the pilot of a Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon.
2015, 07 14
Why would an experienced pilot put his aircraft into a position where any unexpected event would create a hazard--especially with family members on board?
2015, 06 30
Pilots new to mountain flying may be surprised to find that on a warm day, hills can outclimb airplanes.
2015, 06 16
Aerobatics are very safe—when performed in an appropriate place by a qualified pilot flying a suitable airplane.
2015, 06 01
What could possibly account for the crash of a meticulously maintained P-51 flown by an expert pilot in beautiful weather?
2015, 05 18
The last few miles are just as dangerous as any others--especially if you're scud running at night.
2015, 04 27
The desire for a bargain shouldn't lead aircraft buyers to cut corners.
2015, 04 13
Even if you bother computing weight and balance, the results can't be trusted any more than you can trust the airplane's payload to stay in the places you put it.
2015, 04 02
Apparently minor discrepancies can have immense repercussions.
2015, 03 26
Teaching yourself to fly an unfamiliar airplane is daring enough. Teaching yourself to fly an unfamiliar homebuilt when you haven't flown in a decade practically invites catastrophe.