NTSB Identification: CHI95LA070.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 20, 1995 in COTTAGE GROVE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N84603
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT LOCAL WINDS WERE FROM 030 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS, SO HE ELECTED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 9. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED AN ICY RUNWAY CONDITION AND WENT SIDEWAYS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT BY THE TIME HE GOT THE AIRPLANE STRAIGHTENED OUT, THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH RUNWAY REMAINING TO GO AROUND. THE AIRPLANE THEN TRAVELED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, HIT A SNOWBANK, AND NOSED OVER. ABOUT 9 MILES EAST, THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 330 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS.

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

THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN/RUNWAY FOR LANDING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE UNFAVORABLE WIND, ICY RUNWAY CONDITION, AND SNOWBANK AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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