NTSB Identification: NYC88LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37604.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 23, 1988 in WESTFIELD, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3374F
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 WAS ATTEMPTING A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF WITH FULL POWER AND RIGHT RUDDER APPLIED. DURING GROUND RUN, THE TAIL OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SNOWBANK, PULLING THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE SNOW. WHEN THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT THE SNOW THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER ONTO ITS NOSE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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