NTSB Identification: SEA86LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29440.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 12, 1985 in IMNAHA, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3534M
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.

PRIOR TO TAKEOFF THE PILOT TAXIED THROUGH A LOT OF SLUSH. A NOSE OVER OCCURRED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A SNOW COVERED CLEARING. THE NOSE OVER PROBABLY OCCURRED DUE TO VERY DEEP SNOW ON THE LANDING AREA AND FROZEN BRAKES.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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