NTSB Identification: BFO94LA028.
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Accident occurred Thursday, January 20, 1994 in TETERBORO, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/12/1995
Aircraft: Mitsubishi MU-3, registration: N306P
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane landed on a runway NOTAM'd to have 1/2 inch snow and ice and poor airplane braking for all types aircraft. The same report was on ATIS, and the same information was being provided by the ATC tower controller. The pilot said that when the airplane was slowing from 80 to 40 knots, braking was poor. He said that it was too late to execute a go-around. At 40 knots, the airplane did not seem to be slowing and the brakes were not effective. As the end of the runway was getting closer, the pilot elected to steer the airplane off the runway into a snow bank to avoid colliding with the runway's approach lights. The airplane's nose gear collapsed when the airplane collided with the snow bank.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot selected unsuitable terrain for landing. The runway conditions were factors.

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