NTSB Identification: DEN86LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29754.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 14, 1985 in HARDIN, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N5173U
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.

AFTER LDG TO THE EAST ON A SNOW COVERED DIRT RWY, THE PILOT ELECTED TO T/O ON AN INTERSECTING RWY TO THE SOUTH. HE COULD NOT SEE THE ENTIRE RWY SURFACE FROM THE POSITION DUE TO DWN SLOPE FROM CENTER OF RWY. THE ACFT IMPACTED SNOWDRIFTS 40-50 MPH ON T/O GND ROLL IN THE UNOBSERVED PORTION OF RWY, DEPARTED RT SIDE OF RWY DOWN 30 DEGREES SLOPING TERRAIN, AND CRASHED IN DEEP SNOW.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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