NTSB Identification: CHI93LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48251.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1993 in BRIDGEPORT, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N252W
Injuries: 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 PRIVATE RANCH AIRSTRIP HAD BEEN 'BLADED' FOR SNOW REMOVAL. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CONTACTED A SNOWBANK ALONG THE EDGE OF THE CLEAR AREA. THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT WHERE IT CONTACTED DEEPER SNOW AND NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER RUNWAY ALIGNMENT DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

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