NTSB Identification: MIA00LA077.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, January 28, 2000 in W. COLUMBIA, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-32RT-300, registration: N42Y
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.

A NOTAM in effect at the time of the accident indicated, '[runway] 11/29 18 IN SNBNK', and 'all twy [taxiway] edge lgts [lights] obscd [obscured] by snbnks [snowbanks].' The NOTAM did not indicate that the usable width of the runway was reduced. The pilot stated that after landing on runway 11 while exiting the runway at high speed taxiway 'C', the left main landing gear collided with an approximate 18-inch-high berm of ice. He taxied to the ramp then noted damage to the airplane. Examination of runway 11/29 by an FAA inspector revealed an 18-inch high 3 foot-wide ice berm on either side of the runway with the inner edge of the ice berm located approximately 6-8 feet inward from each runway edge. The ice berm had an opening for taxiway 'C'. The nosewheel was determined to be approximately 3 feet to the left of the lead off line from the runway onto the taxiway, at the time of the accident.

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

The inadequate wording of the NOTAM for failure to identify that the usable width of the runway was reduced and the inadequate snow removal by airport personnel for failure to remove the snow from the runway resulting in the on-ground collision with a snow bank.

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