NTSB Identification: MKC88LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35555.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 10, 1988 in BURLINGTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2230D
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE TAXIING OUT ON A SNOW COVERED TAXIWAY, DURING AN AIR TAXI OPERATION, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK AN UNMARKED, UNLIGHTED, SNOW COVERED DRAINAGE HOLE, WITH THE LEFT LANDING GEAR. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE LEFT ENGINE NACELLE, THE LEFT WING SPAR, AND THE LEFT LDG GEAR.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY MARKING..INADEQUATE

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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