NTSB Identification: CHI85LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27293.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 22, 1984 in WISCONSIN RAPID, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2461N
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF INTO WINDS FORM 290 DEG AT 10 KTS GUSTING TO 15 KTS, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SLIDE TO THE LEFT ON THE ICY RWY. WHEN THE ACFT HIT A SNOW BANK ALONG THE RWY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY

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