ePilot Accident Report Archive
2013, 12 07
Buzzing around the pattern becomes an easy default for satisfying the urge to fly, and it’s easy to forget that the majority of accidents during personal flights happen while taking off or trying to land. If a pilot isn’t alive to explain what happened after the accident, it may be impossible to figure out why.
2013, 11 18
On Nov. 23, 2012, a 68-year-old private pilot with more than 5,000 hours of flight experience undertook some flight testing in an amateur-built Coot-A Amphibian. After two successful flights with other pilots, the pilot took off solo. He crashed and was killed on a base-to-final turn.
2013, 11 04
Anti-ice systems, even those approved for flight into known icing, are only intended to buy enough time to get out of the ice again.
2013, 10 15
What makes an aircraft unairworthy? The Lancair 235 that crashed near Hudson, Ky., on April 14, 2012, had given its owner and pilot fair warning that something wasn’t right.
2013, 09 02
There’s a reason pilots are taught not just to stay out of thunderstorms, but to avoid them by a margin of at least 20 miles.
2013, 07 30
Had the pilot recognized the black hole in time to turn around, he and his passengers would have saved others in the future.
2013, 06 03
Pilots often look to technology for assistance in avoiding severe weather. Yet improved technology can also increase the temptation to cut things a little too close.
2013, 05 14
ePilot ASI Accident Reports - Flying low: Scenic route takes tragic turn (CEN11LA569)
2013, 04 30
What you don't know could kill you
2013, 04 16
Once in a while, though, someone does so many things wrong on a single flight—often a very short flight—that even the clinical description in the NTSB’s official report leaves readers open-mouthed with amazement.