NTSB Identification: CHI88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37608.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 14, 1988 in FT. WAYNE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5499K
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.

AIRPLANE NOSED OVER IN SOFT SNOW DURING A CROSSWIND LANDING ATTEMPT. THE PIC TRIED TO RECOVER FROM A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BY ATTEMPTING TO ROLL OUT ON SNOW COVERED SOD AFTER HOPPING OVER A SNOWBANK THAT WAS NEXT TO THE RUNWAY LANDING SURFACE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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