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Out of Climbing Power

Out of Climbing Power

Induction icing overwhelms a Beech aircraft on a cross-country flight. On December 1, 2013, about 1303 Mountain Standard Time, [...]

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Improper Fuel Planning…

Improper Fuel Planning…

…¬†brings tragedy to Springdale, Arkansas On November 1, 2013, at 1742 central daylight time, a Beech C90, N269JG impacted [...]

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Heavy Weather Ahead

Heavy Weather Ahead

About two hours into a three-hour flight, an air traffic controller advises the non-instrument-rated pilot of heavy precipitation ahead. [...]

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Lost in the FOG – Bell 206 N828AC

Lost in the FOG – Bell 206 N828AC

On January 2, 2013, about 0615 Pacific Standard Time (PST), a Bell 206 helicopter, N828AC, was destroyed when it [...]

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Into the Winds of Angel Fire: Mooney M20E, N3484X

Into the Winds of Angel Fire: Mooney M20E, N3484X

On March 3, 2013, about 1320 Mountain Standard Time (MST), a Mooney M20E, N3484X, impacted terrain after departing the [...]

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Piper Crash at Cape Cod Bay

Piper Crash at Cape Cod Bay

Piper Crash at Cape Cod Bay ( PA-24-180 ) On January 15, 2012, about 1005 Eastern Standard Time, a [...]

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Cessna 421C Engine Failure

On July 9, 2011, about 1740 central daylight time, a Cessna 421C, operated by a private individual, was substantially [...]

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Loss of Control & Crash

Loss of Control & Crash

In June 2007, a Cessna Citation 550 impacted Lake Michigan shortly after take-off. The two pilots and four passengers [...]

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Raising The Bar: A Sikorsky Crash

Raising The Bar: A Sikorsky Crash

On August 5, 2008, a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter impacted trees and terrain during the initial climb after takeoff at [...]

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