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September 3, 2014, Collegedale, Tenn. Lancair IV-P Experimental

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted an open field at about 1522 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan had been filed. The commercial pilot was fatally injured.Shortly after reaching its 16,000-foot cruise altitude, the pilot reported “engine problems” and requested to divert. At 1513, the pilot reported the airplane “lost engine power.” The pilot reported “oil all over the windshield” and that he “could not see a thing” and that a forced landing was imminent.

September 5, 2014, Open Water, Jamaica

The airplane impacted open water near the coast of northeast Jamaica at about 1410 Eastern time. The commercial pilot/owner and his passenger were fatally injured. An IFR flight plan was in effect.

September 9, 2014, Houston, Texas Vans RV-10 Experimental

airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing. The private pilot and pilot-rated-passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The accident occurred during the airplane’s second flight since receiving its experimental airworthiness certificate; its maiden flight was completed earlier in the day by the pilot-rated passenger.

September 1, 2014, North Hampton, N.H., Cessna 180

At about 1050 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain after a losing control during initial climb. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

September 10, 2014, Carrol County, Va. Piper J-3C-65

At about 1315 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted trees while maneuvering at low altitude. The solo private pilot was seriously injured; instrument conditions prevailed.

September 10, 2014, Austin, Texas Smith Aerostar 601P

The airplane impacted terrain just north of its destination airport at 1326 Central time. The solo pilot was fatally injured; the airplane was destroyed. Visual conditions prevailed.

NTSB Reports July 2013: Recent General Aviation and Air Carrier Accidents

The pilot departed on a 1+50 cross-country flight with approximately 30 gallons of fuel in each wing tank (approximately 27 gallons usable fuel per side). The flight was uneventful until he started a descent from 8000 feet msl to 3000 feet, when the engine made “two pops” and “quit.” The pilot said there was no engine roughness, “It just stopped.” He made several attempts to restart the engine, but was unsuccessful. The pilot declared an emergency and landed in a field. Upon landing, the nose gear dug into the dirt and separated from the airplane.

April 27, 2013, Shirley, N.Y., Schweizer SGS 2-32

At about 1150 Eastern time, the glider was substantially damaged when it impacted a road, following an in-flight loss of control during approach. The private pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

April 19, 2013, Williamsburg, Va., Cessna 210E Centurion

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1655 Eastern time when it impacted trees and terrain while on final approach. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan had been filed.

April 14, 2013, Mesquite, Nev., Ercoupe 415-C

The airplane landed hard during a forced landing at about 0910 Pacific time, sustaining substantial damage to its right wing and firewall. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed; a VFR flight plan had been filed.

April 16, 2013, Palatka, Fla., Cessna A185F Amphibian

The private pilot reported attempting a touch-and-go landing on a river about three miles from the departure airport. He also reported he was distracted by potential skydivers, towers in the area and by discussing the route of flight with his passenger. He did not retract the landing gear following the previous runway takeoff and landed on the water with the wheels extended. The airplane immediately nosed over and came to rest inverted in the water.

April 14, 2013, Wellington, Nev., Cessna 182D Skylane

At about 2050 Pacific time, the airplane impacted mountainous terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries. Visual night conditions prevailed.