NTSB Identification: MKC84LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22177.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 01, 1984 in PITTSBURG, MO
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N2998L
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.

THE ACFT RAN OFF OF THE SNOW COVERED RWY INTO TREES AFTER AN ATTEMPTED DOWNWIND TAKEOFF. THE PLT HAD PACKED THE 8 INCH SNOW BY DRIVING HIS CAR ON THE RWY. DURING THE ABORTED TAKEOFF THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT BEFORE TREE CONTACT.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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