This February 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 172RG. Injuries: None. Location: Lockhart, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: A CFI and pilot receiving instruction took off on an instructional flight. The CFI reported that the landing gear was slow to retract, the radios made “clicking noises,” and “flickered” and began to fail, and the fuel gauges registered near empty, so he assumed control of the airplane.