Selected accidents and incidents, July 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.
Look at the remote airports you may frequent. If the plate has statements such as “Tower Hours” or “After tower closed, activate lights on CTAF,” be wary.
There, at the bottom of the AirNav.com “Airport” page under “Additional Remarks” was this: “WATCH FOR HORSES OR BIG GAME ANIMALS ON RY.”
The absolute critical phase of flight after a total power loss is the transition from powered climb to unpowered glide.
All airline and most business aviation SOPs call for an immediate missed approach if the situation becomes unstable.
Selected accidents and incidents, August and July 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.
Selected accidents and incidents from May 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.
NTSB determines the probable cause was “the pilot’s loss of control due to spatial disorientation during takeoff in instrument meteorological conditions.
In the end, the use of a checklist could have prevented the accident. Checklists work. We all get tired and forgetful at times. Checklists are lifesavers.
Following checklists is an essential defense against pilot errors. Research studies have provided insights as to why procedures may not always be completed.