NTSB Identification: ATL84LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24033.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 18, 1984 in BECKLEY, WV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T, registration: N8461H
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE ACFT TRAVELED ABOUT 2400 FT BEFORE STARTING A DRIFT TO THE LEFT. IT COVERED ANOTHER 425 FT PRIOR TO COLLIDING WITH A SNOW BANK SHEARING OFF THE NOSE GEAR & COLLAPSING BOTH MAIN LANDING GEAR. THE RWY WAS COVERED WITH ABOUT 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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