NTSB Identification: IAD99LA027.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1999 in YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 421B, registration: N882BB
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.
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The pilot stated that he was aware of the poor braking action on the runway. He landed on the runway and reported the aircraft struck a hole with the left main landing gear, and veered off the left side of the runway into a snowbank. A Notice to Airman issued for the runway stated that it was covered with hard packed snow over thin ice, and braking action was reported as poor. A witness stated that the airplane was in a steep angle of descent when it broke out of the clouds. A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector was unable to locate the 'bump' the pilot reported. He added that numerous tracks from emergency equipment were on the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. A factor was the icy runway. Full narrative available
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