NTSB Identification: LAX85LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27234.
Accident occurred Monday, January 28, 1985 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4852G
Injuries: 3 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 50 YEAR OLD PRIVATE PILOT, WITH A TOTAL OF 158 FLIGHT HOURS, SAID THE LANDING WAS MADE ON THE RIGHT HALF OF THE 150 FT WIDE RWY. AS HE ATTEMPTED TO STEER TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RWY THE ACFT SKIDDED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND CONTACTED A SNOW BANK APRX 3000 FT FROM THE APCH END OC THE RWY. A WEATHER OBSERVATION TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT RECORDED WIND FROM 190 DEGS AT 13 KTS. THE PLT REPORTED THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS OF THE ACFT.

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..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY

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