NTSB Identification: CHI85LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28035.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1985 in MUNDELEIN, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182RG, registration: N736ZX
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.

THE PLT OF THIS ACFT DID NOT KNOW THE RWY SURFACE CONDITION PRIOR TO AN ATTMPTED LANDING. UNICOM ADVISORIES WERE NOT AVAILABLE. DUE TO A RECENT STORM, SIX TO TWELVE INCHES OF WET SNOW OVERLYING A PATCHY LAYER OF COMPACTED SNOW EXISTED WHEN HE TOUCHED DOWN. THE ACFT SLID OFF THE RWY SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN. SUBSTANTIAL ACFT DAMAGE OCCURRED WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK A SNOWBANK ON THE EDGE OF THE RWY.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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