Probable cause: The pilot’s diverted attention to his phone while maneuvering at a low altitude, which resulted in collision with terrain.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper wind correction inputs while taxiing with a quartering tailwind.
Probable cause: The control stick handgrip separation from the control stick resulting in the airplane pitching forward, which resulted in hard landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s decision to takeoff in gusting wind conditions with insufficient rotor rpm.
Probable cause: The ground vehicle driver’s decision to drive on an active taxiway at night and failure to yield to taxiing aircraft, resulting in a collision with a taxiing aircraft.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate preflight fuel planning and in-flight fuel monitoring and his decision to take off with an unverified amount of fuel, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a subsequent impact with trees during an attempted fo
Probable cause: The total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because a postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal any mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s incorrect brake application during the landing roll, resulting in a nose over.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.