NTSB Identification: CHI92LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45950.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1992 in GAYLORD, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N6814R
Injuries: 5 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 AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A SNOW DRIFT ON THE RUNWAY DURING TAKEOFF. THE TAKEOFF WAS AT NIGHT DURING A LIGHT SNOW FALL. AFTER COLLIDING WITH THE SNOW DRIFT, THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND CONTACTED ROUGH TERRAIN.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PILOT. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL HAD NOT BEEN PERFORMED BY THE AIRPORT PERSONNEL, A DARK NIGHT WITH FALLING SNOW AND THE SNOWBANK ON THE RUNWAY.

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