Probable cause: The pilot’s unstabilized approach and failure to go around at night, which resulted in the airplane impacting a power line and a subsequent hard landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain situational and geographic awareness during the flight, which resulted in him becoming lost and exhausting the gyroplane’s fuel.
Probable cause: Encounter with a flock of birds during takeoff at night, resulting in multiple bird strikes and structural damage.
Probable cause: The pilot’s decision to continue to land without visual reference to the airport in low light conditions. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s inability to activate the private airport’s pilot-controlled lighting system due to its config
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing flare.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control of the high-performance airplane during the go-around in crosswind conditions.
Probable cause: The engine’s excessive cylinder head temperatures and the subsequent seizing of the engine, which resulted from an engine control unit that caused the engine’s fuel-air mixture to be too lean.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate preflight and in-flight fuel management, which resulted in an intermittent loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.