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Aircraft colliding with cows

We have mentioned stories or incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, deer, a bull and even cat fish running, hopping or slithering across runways, but there have been several strange incidents involving cows which we noted earlier this year with General Aviation News mentioning yet another cow mishap. To recap the cow mishaps […]

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Incorrect altimeter settings lead to an off-airport “landing”

General Aviation News will often reprint US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including one dated January 2011 where incorrect altimeter settings during a night landing in a Cessna 172 in Clarendon (Texas) that led to serious injuries and substantial damage to the aircraft involved. According to the accident report, the pilot was attempting […]

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How a non-pilot can land an aircraft

We have just posted a story (Can a simulator pilot with no real flying experience fly a perfect pattern?) about how a flight simulator “pilot,” or rather someone with extensive flight simulator experience and no real flying experience, confounded an airline pilot by flying a perfect pattern and landing on the first try in a […]

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Cows and aircraft don’t mix (especially on runways)

We have mentioned stories or incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, deer, a bull and even cat fish running, hopping or slithering across runways, but incidents involving cows seem to be greater than one might think. For starters, in an August 2010 US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report excerpted on General […]

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Distracted and sleep deprived pilot flips aircraft

General Aviation News will often reprint excerpts from US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including one that involved a Cessna 206 in Stanwood (Washington) where there was one fatality. In the incident, a 55 year old pilot with multiple ratings and 4,200 hours (including 474 hours in seaplanes), was coming in for a […]

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Insane landing video: Would you go flying with this pilot?

AVweb recently posted an undated LiveLeak video of a pilot of a Dornier taking about two minutes to go from what looks like an altitude of 12,000 feet or 3,600 meters to unload a few skydivers to then land at an airport somewhere in Europe (various comments suggest its in Poland or perhaps Germany while […]

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