NTSB Identification: CHI97LA054.
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Accident occurred Thursday, January 16, 1997 in BLOOMINGTON, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N51448
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported he landed on runway 35 and that the runway was covered with ice. He reported that the aircraft's speed was almost at taxi speed when a gust of wind caused the airplane to weathervane to the left. The pilot attempted differential braking while using crosswind aileron application. The pilot reported that the aircraft continued to slide off the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted a snow bank and nosed over to the vertical position before falling back on its landing gear. The official winds were 280 degrees at 15 knots. Runway 17/35 had been NOTAMed for thin packed or compacted snow/ice on the runway, sanded, braking action poor.

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

the pilot failed to maintain control of the aircraft. Factors included the icy runway and the crosswind.

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