The aircraft drops altitude rapidly and the pilot pulls back to soon, stalling the aircraft and then falling to the ground. Its always easier said than done but had he eased into the flare a little more gently he could have milked out a nice soft landing. Pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.
View entering Lake Tahoe from the East heading West over lake. Shot by iphone. In a Zenith CH750 light sport plane.
A light aircraft, Cheetah S200, has crashed into a ferris wheel at a funfair in a town some 150m north-east of Sydney in Australia. It is thought the pilot misjudged his take-off, causing the crash into the wheel at the Old Bar Festival. Two children were trapped in a carriage at the top of the wheel near the wrecked plane for 90 minutes. The 53-year-old pilot and his 32-year-old passenger were trapped inside the mangled aircraft more than 30 feet (10 meters) above the ground for almost three hours. Nobody was seriously injured.
Small water plane lands in the water and flips with two people on board. No injuries.