NTSB Identification: LAX85LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27608.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 14, 1985 in GRASS VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N95491
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT SHE FLARED TOO LATE AND WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE 50 FT WIDE RWY AT TOUCHDOWN. THE ACFT VEERED LEFT ON THE LNDG ROLL AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A SNOWBANK. THE PLT TRIED TO STEER OUT OF THE SNOWBANK BUT THE NOSE GEAR ALSO GOT INTO THE SNOW AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE SLIGHTLY DOWNHILL RWY WAS ICY AND THERE WAS A RIGHT X-WIND COMPONENT.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY

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