NTSB Identification: NYC98LA070.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 27, 1998 in LINCOLN, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 320F, registration: N6189Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During final approach, the airplane's left main landing gear contacted a 2.5 foot high snow/ice bank, located 21 feet prior to the runway threshold. The airplane swerved to the left, and the pilot added power to stabilize the airplane and to realigned it with the runway center line. During touchdown, the airplane's left wing dropped lower then normal. As the airplane slowed, it began to drift left despite the use of full right rudder and brake. The airplane then departed the left side of the runway, and it's left wing struck another snow bank. The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate altitude which resulted in left main landing gear contacting a snowbank during the landing approach.

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