NTSB Identification: CHI90LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41106.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, February 15, 1990 in WHEELING, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/04/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA T310R, registration: N6186X
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 STATED THAT HIS TOUCHDOWN AND INITIAL ROLLOUT WERE NORMAL, BUT AS IT DECELERATED, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT. ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE DRIFT WERE INEFFECTIVE, AND THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO A SNOWBANK. THE LANDING RUNWAY WAS SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED, AND THERE WAS A TWELVE KNOT DIRECT CROSSWIND FROM THE RIGHT. BRAKING ACTION HAD BEEN REPORTED AS FAIR TO POOR.

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

PILOT'S INABILITY TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL DURING THE LANDING PHASE OF FLIGHT. THE SLIPPERY, SNOW COVERED RUNWAY, AND A TWELVE KNOT DIRECT CROSSWIND CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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