NTSB Identification: MKC84LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24889.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 08, 1984 in ELKADER, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N73043
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.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ON A SNOW-COVERED RWY AFTER STRIKING A SNOW DRIFT. THE PLT SAID HE DID NOT SEE ANY TRACKS IN THE SNOW COVERED RWY BUT SINCE THERE WAS NO NOTAM CLOSING THE ARPT HE WENT AHEAD WITH A SOFT FIELD LANDING. HE SAID THE SNOW GRABBED THE LANDING GEAR AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER WHEN IT STRUCK A DRIFT.

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..NOT ISSUED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

Index for Jan1984 | Index of months