NTSB Identification: FTW85LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28776.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 02, 1985 in SHREVEPORT, LA
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226T, registration: N20QN
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 LANDED ON RWY 05 WHICH WAS ICY AND COVERED WITH A BLANKET OF FRESH SNOW. HE STATED THE WIND WAS FROM 360 DEGS AT 10 KTS. HE HAD BEEN INFORMED OF POOR BRAKING CONDITIONS ON THE RWY. THE PLT USED MAIN WHEEL BRAKES AND REVERSE THRUST. THE ACFT DRIFTED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY, WHEN THE THROTTLES WERE NEUTRALIZED, INTO THE SOFT SOD SURFACE WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE NOSE SECTION IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE PLT STATED SNOW COVERED A LAYER OF ICE ON THE RWY.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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