NTSB Identification: CHI92LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47358.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1992 in LAPEER, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A, registration: N5349J
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 PILOT REPORTED THE AIRPLANE WENT TO THE LEFT SHORTLY AFTER LANDING ON THE PARTIALLY ICE AND SNOW COVERED RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A SNOW BANK AT THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY, PIVOTED SIDEWAYS AND COLLAPSED THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR. NO MECHANICAL DEFECTS WERE CLAIMED BY THE PILOT OR DISCOVERED DURING A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE. THE BRAKING ACTION WAS REPORTED TO THE PILOT JUST PRIOR TO LANDING AS 'JUST ABOUT NONE'.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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