NTSB Identification: DEN88LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35366.
Accident occurred Friday, January 22, 1988 in DUCHESNE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4897G
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 STUDENT PLT WAS PERFORMING A CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT. AT HIS FIRST STOP, DURING THE TAKEOFF PORTION OF A TOUCH AND GO LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT AND STRUCK A THREE FOOT SNOW BANK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE CALM AND THE RUNWAY WAS SNOW-PACKED.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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