NTSB Identification: NYC88LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36945.
Accident occurred Monday, March 14, 1988 in BATAVIA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N759GJ
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT FOR LANDING AFTER AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT WITH A STUDENT. THE STUDENT WAS LANDING THE AIRCRAFT BUT WHEN SNOW SHOWERS WERE ENCOUNTERED WHILE FLYING DOWNWIND, THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT TOOK CONTROL. HE STATED THAT HE WAS LANDING THE AIRCRAFT NOSE HIGH DUE TO SNOW ACCUMULATION ON THE RUNWAY. HOWEVER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED OFF OF THE RUNWAY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WENT INTO MUD, AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER TO AN INVERTED ATTITUDE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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