NTSB Identification: CHI85LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27673.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 06, 1985 in MADISON, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2365F
Injuries: 1 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 COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK DURING TAKEOFF AFTER THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED ON RWY 22. THE WIND WAS FROM 180 DEGREES AT 13 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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