Loss of control on landing damages C180

Loss of Control NTSB Accident ReportThe pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 180 reported that he chose to land on the runway in Ione, Oregon, with an upslope and with a tailwind. During the landing roll, the airplane was left of the runway centerline and the pilot added right rudder to get back to the middle of the runway. The airplane […]

Student’s hard landing dents 172’s firewall

Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportAccording to the student pilot, while performing touch and go landings at his home airport in Miami, Florida, the Cessna 172 sustained a hard landing. He stated that the first of two landings was flat and the airplane bounced, but the subsequent takeoff was normal. He reported that during the second landing, “I felt that […]