NTSB Identification: ANC87LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32177.
Accident occurred Monday, January 19, 1987 in CHENA HOT SPRGS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N97811
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 PILOT STATED THAT AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE SNOW COVERED AIRSTRIP HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE PLANE TO GROUNDLOOP.

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

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..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..SNOW COVERED

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