The Downwind Turn Revisited

In 2018, a Junkers Ju 52 crashed in the Swiss Alps while attempting to cross a 10,000-foot saddle from south to north amid ...
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Examining the Aftermath of a Cessna P210 Accident

The NTSB included among factors related to the accident the pilot’s overconfidence in himself—and the airplane.
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Only Questions Remain from a T-28A Trojan’s Final Flight

Examining the aftermath of a mysterious, fatal crash of a 1950s Air Force trainer.
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When a Pilot’s Decision to Fly at Low Altitude Proved Fatal

Pilots like to fly low, so what can we learn from this 2017 Cessna 172 accident?
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A Case of Losing Power, Far From an Airport

The gospel on turn-backs after a power loss just after takeoff is to continue straight ahead, no matter how uninviting the terrain looks.
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A Pilot Races Weather, and Weather Wins

A Navion crash in November 2016 could have been avoided by breaking an old habit.
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Aftermath of the 2015 Crash of a Beech B33 Debonair

No mechanical reason for the loss of power was found.
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Why Twilight Can Be a Complicated Time for Pilots

Do you know the difference between civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight?
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Punching Through Clouds

Clouds are mostly harmless, but sometimes they turn on you.
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Classic Aftermath: The Unseen

Failure to see is not quite the same as failure to look, but it is hard to imagine, when two airplanes approach each ...
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