NTSB Identification: SEA93LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48342.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 16, 1993 in JOHN DAY, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226T(B), registration: N161RS
Injuries: 7 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 STATED THAT THE RUNWAY HAD NOT BEEN PLOWED RECENTLY. DURING APPROACH, HE COULD IDENTIFY THE RUNWAY BECAUSE OF AIRPORT RUNWAY LIGHTS. HE STATED THAT HE BELIEVED THAT SNOW WAS THROWN UP BY THE PROPELLER(S) AFTER TOUCHDOWN, RESTRICTING HIS VISIBILITY. HE ELECTED TO STAY ON THE GROUND AT THAT TIME RATHER THAN ATTEMPT A GO AROUND. THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, AND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING HIS ATTEMPT TO REGAIN CONTROL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. FACTORS INCLUDE A SNOW COVERED RUNWAY.
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