NTSB Identification: CHI93LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52031.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 09, 1993 in LA POINTE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7057B
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON AN ISLAND AIRPORT. HE MADE A LOW PASS TO BLOW LOOSE SNOW OFF ON THE RUNWAY. AS HE WAS CLIMBING OUT, HE LOST THE HORIZON, AND BEGAN A TURN BACK TO THE AIRPORT. HE BECAME DISORIENTED DURING THE TURN, AND DRAGGED A WINGTIP ON THE FROZEN LAKE. THE AIRPLANE FLIPPED ONTO ITS BACK AND SLID TO A STOP.

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION OF THE PILOT.

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