NTSB Identification: MKC84LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23628.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 01, 1984 in MARION, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3641C
Injuries: 3 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 AFTER SWERVING DURING TAKEOFF. THE SWERVE WAS STARTED WHEN THE ACFT HIT A WINDBLOWN SNOWDRIFT WHICH CHANGED THE ACFTS DIRECTION. AFTER THE COLLISION THE ACFTS NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR RETRACTED.

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK



Contributing Factors

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

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