NTSB Identification: LAX87LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34010.
Accident occurred Friday, February 27, 1987 in SPRINGERVILLE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735PQ
Injuries: 4 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.

A CESSNA 182 COLLIDED WITH A SNOW BANK AFTER VEERING OFF RUNWAY 3. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO DRIFT RIGHT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT IT BY APPLYING LEFT PEDAL. THE AIRCRAFT SUDDENLY VEERED LEFT AND THE PILOT APPLIED RIGHT PEDAL. THE PILOT THEN STATED HE LOST CONTROL AS THE AIRCRAFT OSCILLATED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN DEPARTED THE RUNWAY, STRUCK THE SNOW BANK, AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THE TEMPERATURE WAS 32 DEGREES F AND THAT THERE WAS SOME FOG AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE ALSO REPORTED THE WINDS TO BE FROM 120 DEGREES AT 3 KNOTS AND WET AND ICY CONDITIONS ON THE RUNWAY. THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT PASSENGER INDICATED THAT SHE HEARD THE 'SKIDDING SOUND OF THE TIRES AND BRAKES'.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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