Probable Cause #26: Four Minutes »

Few things demand getting the airplane on the ground more quickly than an in-flight fire. Here’s why. More

Probable Cause #24: Ice Box »

This time of year, almost any forecast includes a chance for airframe ice. Here's why to pay attention. More

Probable Cause #23: Unnatural Selection »

The NTSB suspects a dry fuel tank in the crash of a Cessna 340, but did the loss of an engine on an approach have to end in tragedy? More

Probable Cause #21: No Pulling Over »

When the tanks run dry, there's no stopping on the side of the road. Yet some pilots are willing to push the limits, even when they had ample warning. More

Probable Cause #20: Switching Tanks »

It's an article of faith that major maintenance work isn't complete until a full test of all components and systems can be made. Here's why. More

Probable Cause #19: Fuel And The IFR Pilot »

A pilot in IMC runs out of options as the fuel needles bounce on empty. When flying IFR, there's never such a thing as too much fuel on board. More

Probable Cause #18: Greater of Evils »

When faced with a series of difficult decisions, pilots often choose the lesser of the evils presented. Sometimes, they choose wrong. Did this Instrument-rated pilot choose the lesser of the evils? More