NTSB Identification: NYC86LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32975.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 02, 1986 in PEPPERELL, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N8776T
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.

AFTER DESCENDING TO TRAFFIC PATTERN ALTITUDE. THE THROTTLE WAS ADVANCED WITH NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENGINE. ON FLARE TO LANDING, PILOT EXPERIENCED SUN GLARE, DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT, AND TOUCHED DOWN IN A SNOW BANK. NOSE GEAR DUG IN AND AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED BUT THE CERTIFIED PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

FLARE..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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