NTSB Identification: NYC87LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34050.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 21, 1987 in ORANGE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5171B
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.

PILOT WAS LANDING AFTER A CROSS COUNTRY SOLO FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT HIT A PATCH OF ICE AND THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO COLLIDE NOSE FIRST WITH A SNOW BANK. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SWUNG THE RIGHT WING AROUND INTO THE SNOW, CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY

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