NTSB Identification: NYC85LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27622.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 16, 1985 in FRANKLIN, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N5497P
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 ACFT EXPERIENCED A NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE DURING A LANDING IN DEEP SNOW AT FRANKLIN CENTER ARPT AFTER A PARTIAL LOSS OR PWR. THE CFI AND STUDENT WERE PRACTICING APCH TO LANDING STALL RECOVERY WHEN THE ENG FAILED TO PRODUCE FULL PWR. THERE WAS UNSUFFICIENT PWR TO MAINTAIN ALT, SO THE CFI DECIDED TO LAND AT FRANKLIN CENTER. WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP. PARTIAL PWR WAS MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE LANDING. THE PLT STATED THE RWY WAS COVERED WITH APRX 1 FOOT OF SNOW.

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:

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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

POWER ON LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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