NTSB Identification: NYC94LA046.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 03, 1994 in RICHMOND HEIGHT, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/18/1994
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226T, registration: N999MM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT INITIATED THE ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 05, WHICH WAS COVERED WITH ICE AND SNOW. HE STATED THAT 'EVERYTHING LOOKED GOOD TO ME AT TOUCHDOWN.' THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. HE SAID THAT IT MAY HAVE 'YAWED FIRST THEN SLID NOT SURE...' HE TRIED TO STEER THE AIRPLANE BACK TO THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE, BUT HE WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION. THE AIRPLANE 'MADE A VERY SHARP LEFT TURN [AND] LEFT THE RUNWAY.' THE NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED SOFT TERRAIN. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 060 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS.

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

THE PILOT'S LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING, RESULTING IN A DEPARTURE FROM THE RUNWAY AND THE SUBSEQUENT ENCOUNTER WITH SOFT TERRAIN AND COLLAPSE OF THE NOSE GEAR. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE ICY RUNWAY CONDITIONS.

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